Enugu – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says that it will contribute its quota to up-lift the lives of the people in all the areas it is operating.
Air Commodore Ebenezer Alade, the Commander, 39 Base Services Group (BSG) of NAF, Enugu, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu.
According to Alade, the decision is part of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar’s vision to build a long-lasting relationship between Nigerians and the air force.
“Anywhere we are in any state, essentially we (NAF) provide security to that state first, then the country at large.
“So, like they say, charity begins at home.
“We are located in Enugu; so we do whatever it takes to ensure that there is cordial relationship between us and (people in) our immediate environment.
“During this year, our (52 NAF) anniversary; we went into a village, provided medical care.
“So, these are Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) to keep people having us in mind that we are contributing to their welfare in the state.
“In our own little way, we do this to contribute to the social upliftment of the people.
“So that the areas we too we require assistance; they would be able to assist us.’’
Alade said the air force would continue to be a socially responsible organisation to the state to the extent its resources would allow.
He said that the base would always incorporate civilians in some of its social and special events to enable them to experience the hospitality of the Nigerian Air Force. (NAN)