The Nigerian Army has re-engaged a number of its retired officers to serve as consultants and instructors at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, Kaduna state.
“This will no doubt greatly ensure the sharing of knowledge and expertise between serving and retired officers of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery (NACA),” Lawrence Jokotola, a retired Major General, said on Friday in Kaduna.
He spoke at a pulling out parade organised for him and 32 other retired generals of NACA at the Kalapanzi Barracks.
Mr. Jokotola said the Nigerian Army should sustain the initiative saying “as retired gunner officers, we are available at all times to contribute in whatever way the corps deems us fit to perform in the achievement of its organizational goals and indeed those of the Nigerian Army.
“There is no gain-saying that the challenges the military is currently facing are not unsurmountable if the old ideals of training, good administration and discipline address are extolled.
“I therefore enjoin all gunners to rise to the occasion and do the nation proud by providing timely, accurate and effective for support for the Nigerian Army in its drive to meet up with its constitutional responsibilities at all times.
“We all started the journey in the service of our fatherland as young men and grew up to become the retired generals that we are today.
“We were privileged to get the best education and training while in active service and these opportunities moulded all of us into responsible citizens that we are today.”