AIR MARSHAL SADIQUE ABUBAKAR
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce (NAF). He was appointed to the Chief of Air Staff position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abubakar has a Diploma in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree (second class upper division) in political science. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan. Abubakar has a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Helicopters with Instrument Rating and has flown a total of 7 aircraft types: Bulldog, Piper Warrior, Enstrom, Bell 206, BO–105, Mi–35P and Mi–17.
Abubakar’s previous appointments include Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters, Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command. He served as Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters prior to his appointment as Chief of Air Staff.