NIGERIA DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS SAYS SPECULATIONS THAT THERE IS MASS RETIREMENT OF SOME GENERALS IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 4, 2021
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says speculations that there is mass retirement of some Generals in the Nigerian Army following the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff is not true.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja.
Onyeuko said the retirement of senior officers from the military was always voluntary, adding that the military high command has yet to authorize the retirement of any officer.
He said the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya has stirred up a lot of rumours in the media about mass retirement in the military, added that no retirement has been authorized by the military high command.