The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said the Nigerian Air Force would continue to give necessary support to girl child education in the country.
Abubakar made the statement when the Air Force Girls Alumni Association of Nigeria (AGAAN) paid him a courtesy visit at the NAF Headquarters on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the service had contributed significantly to the progress of AGAAN and girl child education generally in the country.
He said the service, in its efforts to support girl child education, had built NAF Girls Secondary Schools in Abuja, and in Kauran Namoda, Zamfara.
“We are converting NAF Girls Secondary School in Kaduna to a boarding school, to alleviate the suffering of the students for waking up early morning to join the bus to school.
“We have completed the dining hall and other facilities. So, by September everything would have been completed and the boarding system will take-off,” he said.
He said that the service was also making efforts to establish a NAF Girls Secondary School in Maiduguri to enable the girls there to have the opportunity to go to school.
The Vice President of the Association, Hajia Zainab Gambo, said the purpose of the visit was to officially invite the chief of air staff to the organisation’s proposed inauguration of a project, tagged ” Visitor’s Park’’ at its Secretariat.
Gambo said the visit was also to thank CAS for his support to the organisation, especially in the area of girl child education and his efforts so far in boosting professionalism in the service. (NAN )