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AVM Mukhtar takes over as AOC Air Training Command Kaduna

AVM Musa Mukhtar takes over as Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Air Training Command, Kaduna, on Friday in Kaduna State.

Mukhtar took over from the outgoing, AOC, AVM Muhammad  Suleiman, who has been  posted to Defence Headquarters, as Chief of Policy and Planning.

The new AOC was the Chief of Aircraft Engineering at Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force, Abuja, before his deployment as AOC Air Training Command, Kaduna.

The Outgoing AOC, Suleiman, who served the command for one year and two months, urged the personnel  to give Mukhtar the maximum  support  they gave to him during  his stewardship  as AOC.

He thanked the Chief of Air Staff, for finding him worthy to serve the command.

“To pilot the affairs of the command is quite fulfilling. The best thing  is to add value to the command as the core command in training pilots and maintenance of Aircraft,” the outgoing AOC said.

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Suleiman assured the new AOC of the personnel commitment to  achieve  more . In his remarks,  the new AOC appealed to personnel  to give him maximum  cooperation.

Mukhtar said,  “I am here to serve and learn, all I need is your support  and loyalty, my policy is open-door. The News Agency  of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new AOC,  AVM Musa Mukhtar, was born  on August 15, 1967 in Kano State.

Mukhtar has to his credit, Distinguished Service Star, General Service Medal, Fellow Defence College, Master of Science, started his Primary Education at the Kaduna Capital School, attended Government Secondary School, Rano in Kano State, where he passed out with a distinction. He was briefly at the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria before proceeding to the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 36 Regular Course in  September 1984. Mukhtar graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer in September 1989.

In his quest for knowledge, the senior officer obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Abuja. He also holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the prestigious University of Ibadan.

He attended Basic Officers Engineering Course at Technical Training  Group, Kaduna , Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff  College, Jaji, National Defence College, Abuja, Helicopter Gunship Conversion Course at the Russian Army  Aviation Deployment Centre, Russia, among others.

Mukhtar  is happily married and his hobbies include, travelling, meeting people, watching football and other outdoor activities. He is the 4th AOC of Air Training Command. (NAN)