The Air Expo is an international event organized to exhibit Nigeria Air Force capabilities.
The event, which was held to also commemorate the 48th anniversary of the commencement Air Force operation in Nigeria, was held under a very tight security with soldiers, police and other security personnel drafted to all roads to ensure there was no attack by the Boko Haram sect that had in the past targeted military and security formations in the country.
Delivering his speech at the event Jonathan said in spite of the inability of the Federal Government to contain the dreaded Boko Haram insurgence ravaging the north, he assured of the readiness and commitment of his administration to ensure security as well as maintain law and order in country.
While accepting that the country is presently facing a serious security challenge, he promised it would soon be history as efforts have intensified to tackle the challenge.
The President commended the Air force and other military formations for their roles and efforts to provide security at what he termed “this trying period”.
After declaring the event open, the president together with Kaduna Governor, Patrick Yakowa, Emir of Zazzau and other dignitaries inspected the newly acquired fighter jets, aircraft and other weapons of war.
Men of the Airforce displayed their skills and Airforce capabilities to protect the country against any form of external aggression