A total of nine generals in the Nigerian Army have retired from service.
The generals, who are from the finance corps of the service, are Maj. Gen. A.O. Adetayo, Maj. Gen. J.E. Jakko, Maj. Gen. A. R. Bakare, Maj. Gen. A. B. Adamu, Brig. Gen. N. L. Isama, Brig. Gen. O. F. Ohunyeye, Brig. Gen. O.A. Adenuga, and Brig Gen II Adamu.
The retirement of the nine generals comes less than a month after 113 generals bowed out of the Nigerian Army on December 19, 2023.
A statement on Sunday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said a passing-out parade was held in honour of the senior officers on Friday.
“The Nigerian Army Finance Corps had earlier honoured nine of its senior officers in a Pulling Out Parade organised to honour retired and senior officers of the Corps on Friday, 12 January 2024.
“The Nigerian Army Finance Corps WASA 2023 featured rich cultural performances by different cultural troupes, a tug of war between female soldiers and soldiers’ wives, presentation of awards to outstanding soldiers and prizes to performing cultural troupes,” the Army spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, assured that the troops’ welfare and well-being remain his priority.
According to the statement, he spoke at the Nigerian Army Finance Corps West African Social Activities marking the end of the year 2023 in Lagos on Sunday.
“To boost troops’ morale and fighting spirit, the Chief of Army Staff ( reiterated his commitment to the welfare and well-being of Nigerian Army personnel and that of their families under his watch.
“Describing welfare as the number one pillar upon which sound administration rests in his command philosophy, the COAS reassured troops that their welfare topped the priority of his agenda for the NA. He pledged that he would not fail to improve troops’ welfare at every opportunity, “ the statement added.
Lagbaja urged the troops to be on the lookout as more efforts to improve the standards of living and their accommodation across NA’s barracks and cantonment would become visible in the new year.
The COAS promised to work in consonance with Mr President’s stringent financial measures to curb wastage to revamp the country’s ailing economy.