The Nigerian Army on Tuesday pulled out two Major Generals and three Brigadier Generals out of service after 35 years of meritorious service to their fatherland, in line with military practice and tradition.
The officers; who retired between 2017 and 2018 included the former Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, who was also the 18th indigenous commander of the corps as well as being the 2nd female to command the corps, Maj Gen Abimbola Amusu, Maj Gen. Patrick Falola, Brig Gen. Folorunsho Jegede, Brig.-Gen. O. Akinyode and Brig Gen. M. Robbinson, who was absent at the ceremony.
The pulling out parade of the five generals was witnessed by top military officers, both serving and retired, Maj Gen Abimbola Amusu, in her valedictory remarks, attributed her success to hard work, dedication, commitment to service and divine help.
She admonished serving military personnel to remain focused and resolute, and exhibit total loyalty to constituted authorities.“Your loyalty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria can best be given through vigilant security consciousness,” she said.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, was represented at the event by the Corps Commander Ordinance, Maj.-Gen. Joel Unnigbe.