756 Senior Soldiers Retire From Nigerian Military
The Nigerian Military has disengaged 756 Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from service.
Naija News understands the officers were disengaged over the weekend after 35 years of active service to the country.
The retired soldiers were released at an event held on Friday at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi, after undergoing a three-month pre-retirememt training aimed at preparing them for their return to civil life.
Also at the event, 25 Generals who were enrolled for Senior/Mid-Level Officers Entrepreneurship and Management Course at NAFRC graduated.
Represented at the event by the Defence Minister, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd), President Muhammadu Buhari charged the retiring officers to always represent the military well wherever they find themselves.
He said; “It is also risky to embark on a new lifestyle that is above your means, or engage in non-lucrative ventures, neither should you also abstain from physical exercises.
“I am sure that your training here has exposed you to several vocational opportunities, entrepreneurship procedures and general management skills to assist you alleviate the above-mentioned pitfalls.
“I urge you to employ the various instructions and skills you have acquired while undergoing NAFRC training for peaceful and productive economic life as you reintegrate into the Nigerian civil society.”
Remain Good Ambassadors
President Buhari charged them to see themselves as ambassadors of the military and always display a high level of discipline.
“As our ambassadors, I believe you are all capable of excelling in your future endeavours and positively influence your environment for the economic development of our dear country.
“Note that you are going into a society beset by security challenges that transcend our national borders. You will therefore be required as veterans to support the security agencies tackle community-based challenges,” said Buhari.