A total of 34 infantry generals were pulled out of service on Friday
at the Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna State.
NAN reports that the officers comprised 20 Majors-General and 14 Brigadiers-General, who retired between 2005 and 2015.
a valedictory speech, retired Major General Joseph Shoboiki, former
Director, Training, Nigerian Army, expressed appreciation for the
gesture and pledged that the retired officers would 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.
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 would overcome the current security challenges in the country.
reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General, Kenneth Minima was
represented at the event by the General Officer Commanding(GOC), 1
Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Osuji.
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.