Chief of Airstaff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakr with some of the graduates at the Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna. Photo: Usman Sani (Radio Nigeria).
Nigerian Airforce says effective military communication is Imperative for any successful military enterprise.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar stated this at the graduation ceremony of intermediate and advanced communication and information systems courses held at the Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar explained that effective military communication is essentially the ability to promptly transmit messages, orders and reports without compromising the security of information contained therein.
He maintained that the force has consistently trained personnel both locally and abroad in its bid to develop human capacity for effective and efficient employment of air power when required.
The Air Chief disclosed that the efforts of the force in enhancing the capacity of communication information systems personnel has led to the training of four information technology officers on advanced software development, four communication personnel on forwarding looking infra-red camera intermediate maintenance course all in the United States of America.
According to Air Marshal Abubakar, five other personnel were also trained on advanced cybersecurity in India, while three officers and one senior non-commissioned officer was trained on radar systems in China.
He expressed the hope that these courses could be conducted at the institute in the near future to save scarce national resources, adding that training facilities in the institute would be upgraded to ensure the practical experience of future students is enhanced.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar charged the graduands to remain highly professional, focused, disciplined and bring to bear, the skills they acquired during their training in the discharge of their duties.
Earlier, commandant of the Airforce Institute of Technology, Air Vice Marshal Abdulganiyu Olabisi said the objective of the courses is to improve on the skills acquired by airmen/airwomen from their basic courses, as well as to enable them to carry out more specialized functions as they handle higher responsibilities.
He expressed the total commitment of the institute to the task of human capacity development through robust and result oriented training for enhanced professional performance.
A total of Eighty-two personnel graduated from the intermediate and advanced communication and information systems courses after undergoing training for three and six months respectively.
Awards and certificates were awarded to deserving graduands at the event.
Usman Sani, Kaduna