Jos, – Group Capt. Ifamuyiwa Ayodele has said that the ongoing combat competition among Nigerian Air Force personnel in Jos would foster peace and unity in the country in the fight against insurgency.
Ifamuyiwa, the Air Force spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos that the combat competition had drawn personnel from various formations in parts of the country.
He added that the competition had brought them together in the spirit of sportsmanship.
“In a time like this, it is only wise to prepare the minds of personnel to confront insurgency so as to maintain peace and stability in the country.
“The personnel must know the importance of peace and sports offers that ground for them to interact and share ideas and learn from one another,’’ Ifamuyiwa said.
He explained that the competition would further strengthen relationships among the personnel and encourage them to see themselves as belonging to one Nigeria without any form of prejudice.
According to him, all these are needed to fight all forms of insecurity and uproar in the country.
“When called on, personnel should be able to discharge their constitutional responsibilities optimally without any form of discrimination,’’ he added.
He said that through sports the country would have a secure and stable environment for development.
Ifamuyiwa advised the personnel to do all they could to be physically and mentally fit as so many people were watching them.