#NigeriaDecides: Air Force Begins Airlift Of Electoral Materials [PHOTOS]
Nigeria is getting set for its general election and movement of electoral materials within the nation has started.
The Nigerian Air Force is taking part in the movement of electoral materials and it shared images of its efforts.
A statement by the spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the airlift of the materials began on Monday, 11 February 2019.
"The airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in batches, with NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.
"The materials were duly delivered by the C-130H aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports," the Nigerian Air Force said.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during his meeting with Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and NAF Field Commanders on 1 February 2019, had expressed the readiness of the NAF to avail INEC its transport aircraft to enable expeditious movement of electoral materials, as done in the past.
"It is pertinent to state that the transport aircraft are deployed solely to provide airlift support to meet INEC’s logistics requirements, in fulfilment of NAF’s constitutional role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority," the spokesman for the Air Force said.
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