The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled its new base in Kerang, Plateau State.
The base has a newly constructed office and residential accommodation for the 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group (CSARG).
In a statement by Director of Public Relations, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar disclosed that the 205 CSARG in Kerang was established to provide aid and operational assistance to wounded and distressed troops serving in combat units.
He thanked Governor Simon Lalong and the Kerang Community for the provision of 100 hectares of land for the establishment of the new Base.
The newly commissioned projects include the Group Headquarters Complex, a 10 x one-bedroom accommodation for Non-Commissioned Officers and a 6 x one-bedroom Single Officers’ Quarters.
Other commissioned projects include the Commander’s Official Residence and a 4 x 2-bedroom residential accommodation for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers serving in the Unit.
In his remarks, Lalong, commended the CAS for ensuring the provision of the new facilities barely a year after the Ground Breaking Ceremony.
The Governor noted that the commissioning of the Base was a testimony of the Federal Government’s resolve to ensure security of the citizenry and maintain peaceful co-existence.
Lalong said that the establishment of the Special Operations Command and the commissioning of projects at 205 CSARG Kerang was a glowing evidence of the commitment of the NAF leadership to the welfare of its personnel and a reflection of its determination to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.