Saturday, 18 July 2015

25 Nigerian Army Generals given retirement notice.Read more....

The appointment of new service chiefs in Nigeria, even though greeted with applause from many quarters, has become a source of anguish for some senior military personnel. 

This is because no fewer than 25 Generals in the Nigerian armed forces were affected by the appointment of their juniors as service chiefs last week.

The generals have also been given six weeks by President Muhammadu Buhari  to voluntarily retire from the Nigerian Armed Forces, Vanguard reports.
This information was disclosed by the ex-Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Kenneth Minimah, while handing over to his successor, Major General Tukur Buratai at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
The affected Generals cannot serve under a junior officer and are required to leave the service by army tradition.
Delivering his speech at the handover event, Minimah said some very senior officers have been given notices of retirement, and urged them to take their retirement in good faith.
He also joked that while the affected officers were given six weeks’ notice to proceed on retirement, they (sacked service chiefs) got hint of their retirement via the radio.

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