November 6, 2012
BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI
The Nigerian Air Force has retired seven Air Vice Marshals (two-star Generals) and some Air Commodores (one-star Generals) from its service after the mandatory 35 years in service, while others were retired on grounds of age.The retirement of the senior officers
came just as the Air Force effected new postings to Tri-Service Commands, its operational commands and units across the country.
Vanguard gathered that among the officers proceeding on retirement after observing their “terminal leave” are the former Chief of Defence Communication, AVM Osmond Amu; former Chief of Policy and Plans, Defence Headquarters, AVM Dick Iruenabere and former Commandant, Armed Forces Command
and Staff College, AVM Ahmed Muazu. Others are the former Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command,
AVM Odesola; former Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, AVM
Aprekuma; former Commandant of Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, AVM Clement Aroriode while it
was gathered that the former Chief of
Policy and Plans at HQ NAF,AVM Adekunle is to proceed on terminal leave prior to retirement.