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113 Nigerian Army Generals Retire

A total of 113 Nigerian Army Generals have retired from the service.
They are made up of one full General, one Lieutenant General, 67 Major Generals and 44 Brigadier Generals.
At the Regimental Dinner Night organised in honour of newly retired and retiring Nigerian Army senior officers in Abuja, the Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, the officers for their sacrifices and unwavering commitment to the nation’s stability.
He assured them of prompt payment of their pension.
He acknowledged the support of the Nigerian Army in the growth of democracy in the country.
Badaru said that this has made the Army a shining example in the West African region and beyond, urging other services in the region to take a cue from the Army.
A statement today, December 20, by the Director of the Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, quoted the minister as calling on the Army to continue to remain loyal to the constitution and support the development of democracy in the country.
“The minister charged members of the Armed Forces to remain loyal and sustain the culture of supporting democracy in Nigeria and across the shores.
“He added that the disposition of the Armed Forces towards democracy had made it a shining example in West Africa and an influencer in the comity of nations.
“The minister noted that the occasion provided the Nigerian Army the opportunity to reflect on its service and profound dedication as demonstrated by the retired and retiring senior officers.
“He noted that the Federal Government will continue to do all within its reach to improve the well-being of serving and retired personnel.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, thanked President Bola Tinubu, the National Assembly and the defence minister for their untiring support to the Nigerian Army.
He reaffirmed the unalloyed loyalty of the Nigerian Army to the President and the nation in the discharge of its constitutional roles in defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
He advised the retired senior officers to appreciate God and the Nigerian Army for a successful sojourn in the ‘noble profession of arms’ and attaining the point of meritorious disengagement from active service.

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