A total of one hundred and thirteen high-ranking Nigerian Army Generals bid farewell to their military service on Tuesday, marking the end of their distinguished careers.
The retirees include one General, one Lieutenant General, sixty-seven Major Generals, and forty-four Brigadier Generals.
The Regimental Dinner Night, organized in Abuja to honor the newly retired and retiring Nigerian Army senior officers, served as a platform for the Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, to commend the Army’s pivotal role in fostering democracy in Nigeria.
Badaru praised the Army’s contribution, making it a shining example not only in West Africa but also on the global stage.
In a statement released on Wednesday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Minister Badaru urged the Armed Forces to remain loyal to the constitution and continue supporting the development of democracy in the country.
The statement partly read, “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.”