Kano Explosion: NAF Postpones 58th Anniversary Celebration
By Rabi’u Musa
HOTPEN – The Nigerian Air Force has postponed its 58th Anniversary celebration tagged NAF Day Celebration 2022 billed to begin in Kano on Thursday 19 and end on Saturday 21, 2022.
The event has now been shifted to begin on Saturday 21st May and on Monday 23rd May with President Muhammadu Buhari expected to be the Special Guest of Honour.
Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the postponement known in a statement shortly after news of a bomb explosion emanated from the ancient city of Kano.
Hotpen reports that, the Kano explosion was said to have occurred near a school and killed four persons while several others were injured.
The NAF statement said,” The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Day 2022 Celebration earlier scheduled to take place from 19-21 May 2022 at NAF Base, Kano has now been rescheduled to take place from 21- 23 May 2022 at the same venue.
“This was due to unforeseen circumstances. The NAF wishes to apologize to all its invited guests for the inconveniences the new shift in date may have caused them.”
At a briefing last week to herald commencement of the 58th anniversary, the Air force authorities had noted that the choice of Kano for this year’s celebration was informed by the weather conditions which would be favourable for flying maneuvers as against that of other zones of the country currently experiencing rainfall.