The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to recruit about two thousand and one hundred personnel this year. The plan, which aims to surpass previous enlistments, is targeted at doubling the number of fresh intakes to be recruited in 2016. A statement by Air Force spokesman Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made the disclosure in Enugu where he went to assess the state of facilities at the International Helicopter Flying School (IHFS) and ninety-five Helicopter Combat Training School among other NAF establishments in the state.
The statement also said a thirty-man BMATT team had since arrived Nigeria on the third of January 2016 to train the first batch of NAF Regiment personnel. The three-week training program is said to be focusing on airfield defence and critical assets protection, and would be rounding up on twenty-eighth of January 2016.