The Nigerian Army has established the first aircraft hangar for its Aviation unit at the Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna State as part of the continuous effort to run a viable aviation unit.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, while inaugurating the hangar on Thursday, said the hangar was the first of its kind to be established by the army in Nigeria.

Buratai said that the second hangar was underway at the Army Barracks in Bama, Borno State, adding that the army was committed to developing its air capacity.

He also disclosed that the aviation hangar project was provided for in the 2018 budget and fully implemented accordingly.

The Chief of Army Staff said  it is the right step toward the realisation of the aim of having the Nigerian army aviation.

Buratai commended the coordinator of the unit and the contractor for the project.