A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officer, Squadron Leader Fredrick Oyenusi, on Friday won the prestigious “Tie of Merit”, awarded to only distinguished student of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, who obtains a ‘B’ grade.

According to reports, Squadron Leader Oyenusi’s feat, which had not been recorded for over 20 years, was recognized during the graduation ceremony of Senior Staff Course 40, which took place at AFCSC Jaji yesterday, 26 July 2018.

Squadron Leader Oyenusi also won 4 additional awards namely the Best in Tri-Service Terms, Best Commandant’s Paper, Best Director’s Paper in the Directorate of Air Warfare (DAW) and the First in order of Merit in DAW.

The senior NAF officer, who is a C-130H aircraft pilot, holds 2 Masters degrees; one in Aerospace Vehicle Design and the other in Safety Engineering, both from 2 different universities in the United Kingdom, namely Cranfield University and University of Aberdeen respectively.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the Graduation Ceremony, congratulated Oyenusi and other graduating students as he charged them to apply the knowledge they had acquired to make honest and useful contributions to national development.