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The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) is the professional head of the Nigerian Air Force.

Chief of the Air Staff
Nigerian Air Force emblem.svg
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Incumbent
Sadique Abubakar

since 13 July 2015
 Nigerian Air Force
AbbreviationCAS
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
AppointerPresident of Nigeria
Formation1963
First holderGerhard Kahtz

List of chiefsEdit

The following have served as Chief of the Air Staff:[1]

Chief of Air Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1Kahtz, GerhardColonel
Gerhard Kahtz
(born 1922)
5 May 196311 November 19652 years, 190 days
2Thimmig, WolfgangColonel
Wolfgang Thimmig
(1912–1976)
24 November 196518 January 196655 days
3Kurubo, GeorgeLieutenant colonel
George T. Kurubo
(1934–2000)
19 January 19664 August 19671 year, 197 days
4Alao, ShittuColonel
Shittu Alao
(1937–1969)
5 August 196715 October 1969 †2 years, 71 days
5Ikwue, EmmanuelBrigadier
Emmanuel E Ikwue
(born 1940)
18 December 196928 July 19755 years, 222 days
6Yisa, JohnAir Vice-Marshal
John Nmadu Yisa-Doko
(born 1942)
29 July 197514 April 19804 years, 260 days
7Bello, AbdullahiAir Vice-Marshal
Abdullahi Dominic Bello
14 April 198031 December 19833 years, 261 days
8Alfa, IbrahimAir Marshal
Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa
(1946–2000)
1 January 19841 January 19906 years, 0 days
9Yussuff, NurainiAir Vice-Marshal
Nuraini Yussuff
2 January 199030 January 19922 years, 28 days
10Dada, AkinAir Marshal
Akin Dada
1 February 199216 September 1992228 days
11Femi, FemiAir Vice-Marshal
Femi John Femi
(born 1945)
17 September 199229 March 19963 years, 194 days
12Eduok, NsikakAir Marshal
Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok
(born 1947)
30 March 199629 May 19993 years, 60 days
13Alfa, IsaacAir Marshal
Isaac Alfa
(born 1950)
29 May 199923 April 20011 year, 329 days
14Wuyep, JonahAir Marshal
Jonah Wuyep
(born 1948)
24 April 200131 May 20065 years, 37 days
15Dike, PaulAir Marshal
Paul Dike
1 June 200619 August 20082 years, 79 days
16Petinrin, OluseyiAir Marshal
Oluseyi Petinrin
(born 1955)
20 August 200818 September 20102 years, 29 days
17Umar, MohammedAir Marshal
Mohammed Dikko Umar
19 September 20103 October 20122 years, 14 days
18Badeh, AlexAir Marshal
Alex Sabundu Badeh
(born 1957)
4 October 201215 January 20141 year, 103 days
19Amosu, AdesolaAir Marshal
Adesola Nunayon Amosu
(born 1958)
16 January 201412 July 20151 year, 177 days
19Abubakar, SadiqueAir Marshal
Sadique Abubakar
(born 1960)
13 July 2015Incumbent4 years, 28 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Chief of The Air Staff". Nigerian Air Force. Retrieved 1 November 2018.