Armed Forces To Retire 403 Military Personnel Next Week
Commandant of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, (NAFRC), Air Vice Marshal Austine Jekenu, has disclosed that a total of 403 military personnel would retire from the armed forces next week.
In a chat with journalists on Thursday, in Lagos, Jekenu mentioned that the retiring soldiers were drawn from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.
“A total of 403 servicemen comprising of 281 from the Nigerian Army, 17 from the Nigerian Navy and 105 from the Nigerian Air Force would be graduating from the NAFRC,’’ he said.
Represented by his deputy, Edward Nze, Mr. Jekennu, an air vice marshal, said that the retiring servicemen went through months of intensive training on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship at NAFRC.
He said the training was to prepare the retirees for life after military service as civilians.
According to him, the initiative is to enable the beneficiaries adjust and appropriately blend with the peculiarities of retirement.
He urged all the retiring servicemen to continue to positively contribute to the achievement of national objectives in whatever business they engaged in.