Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said that part of activities to commemorate the country’s 58th Independence Anniversary will include displays by the Nigeria Air Force jets and helicopters.
This was made known in a statement by Mr. Gabriel Aduda, Chairman, 2018 Independence Day Organising Committee, on Monday in Abuja.
Aduda also said that movement of military hardware would be part of the activities.
He said the flight displays by fast Air-Force jets and helicopters would be within the airspace of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Aduda noted that the major airspace to be affected include those of Eagle Square, the three arms zones, Keffi Ado, Orozo, Karu, Nyanya, Guzape and Asokoro areas of the FCT.
He said that Air Force jet simulations involving a total of 27 air-craft assembled from various NAF units were planned for between September 14 to 30 and between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.
He, therefore, advised members of the public not to panic at the sight and sounds of the personnel and equipment maneuvers by the military and other paramilitary agencies.
“Citizens are therefore advised to go about their normal activities,” he stated
He added that full details of the activities to mark the 2018 Independence Day would be released at a world press conference on September 18 at the National Press Centre in Abuja.