The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday said the Federal Government bought 18 new aircraft for Nigerian Air Force from 2015 till date.
Abubakar made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, in Gusau.
He said government provided 31 aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari became President and 18 of the aircraft were new.
He added: “Apart from the 18 new aircraft, the Federal Government also reactivated the 13 old ones that were not working before.
“We are also expecting new ones from the United States anytime from this moment.
“We are in Zamfara to check NAF operations.
“We are going to look at the every aspect of airforce operations in the state, with a view to improving the capacity.
“Apart from our personnel on special forces in line with Defence Headquarters Operations, I have also directed the posting of additional NAF personnel to Zamfara.”