Nigeria Airforce To Procure 36 New Fighter Jets
President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Monday at the 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The retreat was designed to review the progress of the administration since the second edition in October last year. The retreat which serves as s forum for self-assessment, evaluation of progress made, and measurement of impact of work done, is to ensure that the government remains focused on delivering the promises it made to Nigerians.
This year’s theme was “Enhance security, fight corruption, transform the economy.”
In his opening remarks, President Buhari disclosed that the government has substantially invested in arms, weapons and other critical military hardware as well as continuous training for our Armed Forces.
He revealed that the Nigerian Air Force which has already acquired 38 brand-new aircraft, is also “expecting another batch of 36 new ones, while the Nigerian Navy has been equipped with new platforms, sophisticated riverine, Rigid-Hull Inflatable, Seaward Defence, Whaler and Fast Attack Boats as well as Helicopters and Capital Ships.