Nigeria Army claim 356 Soldiers Didn’t Resign, But They Retire

By Chinenye Festus:-
There were trending reports that the soldiers recently tendered their letters of resignation to Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai over loss of interest and morale.
The Nigerian Army (NA), through an unnamed source on Sunday, July 12, has given clarification as to how 356 soldiers most of whom are from the Northeast left service.
They insisted that the disengagement is a yearly routine exercise in which soldiers who have reached the retirement age officially leave service.
According to the source, the said soldiers have attained the 35-year statutory age for retirement in the NA, The Nation reports.
The source further disclosed: “It is an annual routine in the Army to disengage soldiers who have served the statutory 35 years in the Service, after which they proceed for three months pre-retirement training at the Army Resettlement Centre in Lagos state.”
Furthermore, the DHQ’s spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, said on Saturday, February 29 that the Armed Forces medical services are on high alert and are daily monitoring those who report sick in any of the medical facilities.
“Just as we are already doing to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in Barracks communities, the Armed Forces of Nigeria has since commenced vigorous sensitization and awareness campaign in military Cantonments and barracks to enlighten personnel and their families on preventive sanitary and hygienic measures to halt the spread of Coronavirus.
“Hands sanitizers are already being installed for use by guests as well as personnel in office complexes,” Nwachukwu said.

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