The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) locally fabricated ventilators are ready for use and will be unveiled soon, said NAF Chief of Air Staff.

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this on Monday, May 25 while hosting a Sallah luncheon for frontline troops of the NAF held at the headquarters of Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Abubakar said that the ventilators would be used for treating COVID-19 patients and other respiratory-related complications.

According to Abubakar, the ventilators were jointly fabricated by the NAF engineers and experts from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Speaking further, Abubakar said that the Force is not only fighting against physical enemies but will also ensure that all guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus are obeyed.

The CAS added that in support of the COVID-19 fight, the Force had distributed reusable face masks to all personnel and provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and ventilators to the NAF Hospital in Maiduguri.

Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State who was also at the event, commended the efforts, contributions, and sacrifices of the NAF in securing the territorial integrity of the country.

He added that the tremendous efforts of the NAF in general, and the Air Task Force (ATF) in particular, in the fight against insurgency has mitigated attacks by terrorists in Borno State.


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