September 16, 2020
Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Lagos, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Lawal Shittu Alao has been awarded the Fellowship of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operations of Nigeria (AISSON) in recognition of his leading role in promoting security, safety culture and consciousness in Nigeria.
Announcing the award in Lagos, industrial security icon and the President of AISSON, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, commended AVM Alao for helping in service fight against terrorism, insurgency and militancy in Niigeria.
Air Vice Marshal Alao was formerly the Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji and currently, the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management as well as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply of the United Kingdom.
Ekhomu also commended the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar and other top commanders of NAF for governing the battle space in the fight against insurgency in Nigeria.
” Aside providing overhead platforms that identify threats and guide ground forces in the combat space, the NAF is also bringing kinetic force to the battle space through bombing missions and staffing missions”
” Through your special forces, you are also now enabled to engage hostiles on ground. NAF is now a truly modern force with legendary capabilities and superlative performance”, he said.
While saluting the AOC and the top hierarchy of their service for keeping the country safe, he maintained that the new threat environment would need a new solution to eradicating terrorist in the country as the enemy are now targeting command and control capabilities, targeting power, information, infrastructure and the people.
He noted that “We must pursue viable soluyions by psrtnering with knowledge led organisations like AISSON that will support the vision and mission of NAF. We are critical state-holders. We live here and we are involved and we desire peace for our Country”.