The Federal Government has again called for support for the armed forces in fighting insurgency, terrorism, and other forms of criminality in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this call on Tuesday night, at the premiere of the ‘Eagle Wings, a Nigeria Air Force story,’ in Abuja.
Eagle Wings is a film that depicts the various aspects of the counter-insurgency operations, showing the resilience and dedication of officers and men of NAF to ensure peace and security in the North-East.
The minister enjoined the security services to make use of the movie as a tool for creating awareness in the public about the critical roles of the Air Force in national security and nation building.
He said, “I must say that ‘Eagle Wings’ has undoubtedly set a new standard for Nollywood, and would also project the image of the Nigerian Air Force far beyond the shores of our great nation, further boosting Nigeria’s international prestige.”
While welcoming guests at the premiere of the motion picture, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said that it has always been his desire to see the Nigerian Air Force break new frontiers that would not only place the Service on the pedestal of landmark achievements but also set the pace for others to emulate its collective efforts at securing the nation.
He added that “the motion picture emphasizes the efficacy of the NAF’s efforts beyond bombs and bullets, to win the hearts and minds of people in the troubled areas.”