Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Hassan Bala Abubakar has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Logistics Command (LC), Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Lagos.
He took over from his predecessor AVM Charles Akpochai Ohwo who is proceeding to a higher responsibility at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force as the Chief of Policy and Plans.
Flight Lieutenant FC Ezenyi, Command Public Relations Officer, Headquaters Logistics Command, NAF Lagos, confirmed the development in a statement.
In his remarks during the handing and taking over ceremony, the outgoing AOC LC, AVM CA Ohwo congratulated the new AOC, AVM HB Abubakar on his new appointment, praying for God’s guidance and direction. AVM Ohwo thanked the Principal Staff Officers and Commanders for their dedication, loyalty and commitment during his tenure as the AOC. He then urged them to extend the same support and cooperation given to him to his successor.
While responding, the new AOC LC, AVM HB Abubakar also congratulated his predecessor, AVM CA Ohwo on his new appointment as the Chief of Policy and Plans. AVM Abubakar who described his predecessor as a “Game Changer” commended him on his landmark achievements in the last 4 months he piloted the affairs of the Command and promised to improve on the achievements of the outgoing AOC.
AVM Abubakar further remarked that it was home coming for him as he had spent good number of the entire years he had put into the Service in Lagos, however, he said there would certainly be changes. Consequently, he enjoined the Principal Staff Officers and Units’ Commanders to extend same loyalty, cooperation and support to him as they work together to achieve the objectives of the NAF.
Highlights of the occasion were the signing of handing over and taking over note and presentation of the Command’s Colour which signify the handing over of the Command’s assets and liabilities and symbol of Command’s authority to the incumbent AOC respectively. Present at the event were HQ LC Principal Staff Officers, Commanders of Units in Lagos area and Civilian Head.