In the continuing drive to provide its personnel with the most conducive working and living conditions for optimal efficiency, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday, 4 August 2018, commissioned new accommodation and electrification projects at the NAF 211 Quick Response Group (211 QRG), Owerri. The newly constructed and furnished block of 10 x single room transit quarters for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and electrification project were part of the first phase of developments to be executed on land donated to the NAF by the Imo State Government for the establishment of a Base in Owerri.
Commissioning the projects, the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, who was represented by the Secretary to the Imo State Government, Sir George Eche, expressed the gratitude of the Imo State Government to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the establishment of the 211 QRG in the State. He said that, as part of its commitment to ensure the Unit's smooth take-off, the Imo State Government had donated land and an office complex to the NAF in December 2016, and also subsequently donated the Owerri North Specialist Hospital. He expressed delight that the NAF had reciprocated the State Government’s kind gestures by contributing significantly to the enhancement of security in the state. The Governor also commended the NAF for commencing the development of the land to provide accommodation for its personnel. “I believe this is the first step towards full development of the place into a standard NAF Base”, he said.