Just in: 29 Military Generals retire from the Nigerian Army (see List)

The retirement of 29 Generals from the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army marks a significant milestone in their military careers.

Pulled out of active service at the Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna State, the retirees, comprising 19 Major Generals and 10 Brigadiers General, have dedicated decades to serving their nation.

In a heartfelt address on behalf of the retirees, Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to the military profession.

He urged those still in active service to build upon the strategic, operational, and tactical achievements made, emphasizing the expanding frontline and the increasing demands on the Nigerian Army.

Ezugwu called upon the Infantry Corps to remain proactive and ahead of adversaries, emphasizing the evolving nature of threats to Nigeria’s sovereignty.

 He stressed the importance of reviewing tactical and operational strategies, particularly in areas such as night fighting capabilities and frontline intelligence gathering.

Furthermore, Ezugwu advocated for the strengthening of basic field crafts training and the incorporation of modern technology and ICT enablers.

He underscored the importance of developing the leadership skills of junior commanders to ensure operational effectiveness and mission success

Reflecting on their military careers, Ezugwu expressed gratitude for the privilege of serving the nation for 30 to 38 years.

He described retirement as a natural and inevitable transition, marked by emotional feelings, nostalgic memories, and unwavering fulfillment

In conclusion, Ezugwu thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, for organizing the memorable pulling out parade, acknowledging the support and camaraderie of colleagues, families, and friends throughout their careers.