2019 Election: NAF Begins Airlift of INEC’s Electoral Materials

2019 Election: NAF Begins Airlift of INEC’s Electoral Materials


The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commenced the airlift of electoral materials across the country for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

The airlift exercise which reportedly started yesterday was said to include day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive materials were conveyed in batches with NAFC-130 Hercules aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.

NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola disclosed this today in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Daramola said, “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.

“It may be recalled that 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 fulfillment of NAF’s constitutional role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority”.

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