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

since 13 July 2015
 Nigeria Air Force
Abbreviation CAS
Reports to Chief of the Defence Staff
Appointer President of Nigeria
Formation 1963
First holder Gerhard Kahtz

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

List of chiefs[]

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

Chief of Air Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Gerhard Kahtz
Kahtz, GerhardColonel Gerhard Kahtz
(born 1922)
5 May 196311 November 19652 years, 190 days
2
Wolfgang Thimmig
Thimmig, WolfgangColonel Wolfgang Thimmig
(1912–1976)
24 November 196518 January 196655 days
3
George T. Kurubo
Kurubo, GeorgeLieutenant colonel George T. Kurubo
(1934–2000)
19 January 19664 August 19671 year, 197 days
4
Shittu Alao
Alao, ShittuColonel Shittu Alao
(1937–1969)
5 August 196715 October 1969 †2 years, 71 days
5
Emmanuel E Ikwue
Ikwue, EmmanuelBrigadier Emmanuel E Ikwue
(born 1940)
18 December 196928 July 19755 years, 222 days
6
John Nmadu Yisa-Doko
Yisa, JohnAir Vice-Marshal John Nmadu Yisa-Doko
(born 1942)
29 July 197514 April 19804 years, 260 days
7
Abdullahi Dominic Bello
Bello, AbdullahiAir Vice-Marshal Abdullahi Dominic Bello14 April 198031 December 19833 years, 261 days
8
Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa
Alfa, IbrahimAir Marshal Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa
(1946–2000)
1 January 19841 January 19906 years, 0 days
9
Nuraini Yussuff
Yussuff, NurainiAir Vice-Marshal Nuraini Yussuff2 January 199030 January 19922 years, 28 days
10
Akin Dada
Dada, AkinAir Marshal Akin Dada1 February 199216 September 1992228 days
11
Femi John Femi
Femi, FemiAir Vice-Marshal Femi John Femi
(born 1945)
17 September 199229 March 19963 years, 194 days
12
Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok
Eduok, NsikakAir Marshal Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok
(born 1947)
30 March 199629 May 19993 years, 60 days
13
Isaac Alfa
Alfa, IsaacAir Marshal Isaac Alfa
(born 1950)
29 May 199923 April 20011 year, 329 days
14
Jonah Wuyep
Wuyep, JonahAir Marshal Jonah Wuyep
(born 1948)
24 April 200131 May 20065 years, 37 days
15
Paul Dike
Dike, PaulAir Marshal Paul Dike1 June 200619 August 20082 years, 79 days
16
Oluseyi Petinrin
Petinrin, OluseyiAir Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin
(born 1955)
20 August 200818 September 20102 years, 29 days
17
Mohammed Dikko Umar
Umar, MohammedAir Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar19 September 20103 October 20122 years, 14 days
18
Alex Sabundu Badeh
Badeh, AlexAir Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh
(born 1957)
4 October 201215 January 20141 year, 103 days
19
Adesola Nunayon Amosu
Amosu, AdesolaAir Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu
(born 1958)
16 January 201412 July 20151 year, 177 days
19
Sadique Abubakar
Abubakar, SadiqueAir Marshal Sadique Abubakar
(born 1960)
13 July 2015Incumbent6 years, 57 days

References[]

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