The Nigerian Air Force has inducted three newly acquired JF-17 Thunder multi-role aircraft on Thursday May 20 into its inventory.
The induction ceremony which took place in Makurdi, Benue state was carried out by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi who represented President Buhari.
Buhari said the induction ceremony was personally rewarding to him as it marked yet another step in his promise to improve the infrastructure and equipment dispositions of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies for enhanced output, professionalism, and service delivery.
The President who commended the resilience and commitment of members of the military and other security agencies for ensuring the sovereignty of Nigeria and its indivisibility.
He added that the induction of the JF-17 aircraft was indicative of how the air force has continued to advance its capability and capacity over the past 57 years while developing competencies to achieve its constitutional mandate of defending the nation’s territorial integrity by air.