Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NAF names buildings after Arotile, 8 other deceased Officers

The Nigerian Air Force has named a two-block of 4 x 2 Bedroom Married Officers Accommodation at the NAF Base in Abuja after the late first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

A remodeled Pilots’ Crew ‘Room’ at the 115 Special Operations Group (115 SOG) Port Harcourt was earlier named after the late female pilot who died in a car accident at the NAF Base in Kaduna.

Eight other deceased officers, who died in active service, were also honoured with blocks of building named after them.

This was announced during the commissioning of newly constructed Blocks of Married Officers Accommodation and Transit Accommodation for Officers and Airmen at NAF Base Asokoro, Abuja.

Director of Administration, Air Vice Marshal A.G. Pani, said that the buildings were constructed by the Ministry of Defence as part of its 2018 capital project.

According to him: “In line with the NAF’s tradition, all the blocks being commissioned today will be named in honour of some of our personnel who lost their lives in service to our fatherland.