AOC tasks NAF personnel on physical fitnessb

AOC tasks NAF personnel on physical fitness
Larry Onwuta

AVM Idi Amin, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Nigerian Air Force Ground Training Command (GTC) Enugu, has tasked its personnel on the need to remain physically fit always.

Amin said this after personnel of Nigerian Air Force (NAF), which comprise of officers, airmen and airwomen, completed 10-Kilometre Quarterly Route March within Enugu metropolis on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar had directed that the 10-kilometre Quarterly Route March is compulsory for all serving NAF personnel.

Amin, who was represented by Group Captain Ezekiel Joseph in-charge of Command’s Logistics, said that it was only a physically fit personnel that “can fight and be ready for deployment at any time’’.

The AOC said that the exercise would help improve wellbeing and agility of personnel in discharge of their duties and assignments.

“It will help to keep troops of the command in a fit and healthy condition.

“Professionally, it promotes comradeship among the personnel and re-emphasizes the need to work and move together as one always in every duty and assignment.

“The exercise also help to improve the morale of the personnel as the very strong support others to ensure that everybody keeps moving and no personnel is left behind.

“The 10-kilometre Quarterly Route March is a tradition that had been enshrined in NAF by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to get NAF troops fit and ready for deployment locally and internationally,’’ he said.

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Amin, however, reminded NAF personnel to participate active in NAF’s Wednesday sports activities to further keep fit and interact with their colleagues.

The NAF personnel marched through the stretch of Enugu-Onitsha Road and Enugu-Abakaliki Road within Enugu metropolis for about two hours.

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