The Nigerian army on Friday, May 22, withdrew 34 infantry generals from service at the Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna State.
The officers comprise 20 Majors-General and 14 Brigadiers-General, who retired between 2005 and 2015.
In a valedictory speech, former Director, Training, Nigerian Army, retired Major-General Joseph Shoboiki, expressed appreciation for the gesture and pledged that the retired officers will remain committed to the service of Nigeria.
Shoboiki admonished the serving military personnel to remain focused and resolute, and exhibit total loyalty to the constituted authorities.
“Your loyalty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria can best be given through vigilance and security consciousness.
“You must continue to demonstrate total commitment to your duty of defending our dear country.
“These values are essential if you must continue to uphold and discharge assigned constitutional responsibilities and sustain our nascent democracy,” he said.
He expressed conviction that the Nigerian military will overcome the current security challenges in the country, and urged the retired generals to continue to support the military, saying that their departure would not create any vacuum as they were not retired on the same date.
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