NAF jets light up Abuja skies in preparation for 62nd Independence Day celebration


By Emmanuel Obisue

Nigerian Air Force, NAF began aerial rehearsals on Wednesday as part of activities lined up in preparation for this year’s Independence Day celebration.

NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement issued on Wednesday, urged residents in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT not to panic upon sighting military aircrafts.

“The 2022 Nigeria Independence Day Celebration is scheduled to hold on 1 October 2022 at Eagle Square, Abuja and part of activities lined up for the Celebration include aerial displays by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft.

“Accordingly, the likelihood of various NAF aircraft on rehearsal flights in and around Abuja skies from now till 1 October 2022 is inevitable. Nigerians should therefore not panic on sighting the aircraft but go about their lawful businesses with a sense of pride and confident that their Air Force will always have their back,” the statement read.