Buhari Gets Backing Of Retired Military Officers


The Chairman of the Retired Army, Navy and Air Force Officers Club, retired Maj.-Gen. Zamani Lekwot, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for addressing the security challenges in the country.

Speaking in Kaduna on Saturday during the annual meeting of the Kaduna State chapter of the association, Lekwot said Buhari was doing well in his attempt to control the situation.

“What we need to do is to pray for him and to support him in any way in terms of encouragement and advice to end the insurgency for peace, unity and stability.

“I believe President Buhari is a seasoned professional, intelligent and also our colleague who has the country at heart, so we need to support him.’’

Lekwot said the retired officers were now advisers on national or state issues, adding that they were ready to respond to any call by the government for service to the nation.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the association in Kaduna, retired Brig.-Gen. Tai Pedro, said that one of the achievements of the association was the settlement of its members’ pension

Pedro said the members’ pension was now paid timely.

He described the association as a symbol of national unity while its members met from time to time to share views for national development.

He called on the Federal Government to review the pension because the last review was in 2010.

He said that the Pension Act ought to be reviewed every five years or together with any Federal Civil Service salary review whichever was earlier.


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