Army engages retirees to fight insurgency

Obinwannem News Army engages retirees to fight insurgency

The chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, affirms the commencement of engaging some army retirees to complementing the effort of the security operatives; with the aim to ameliorate the insecurity challenges ravaging the country.

This was made known Tuesday, while declaring open, the first quarter 2021 veterans affairs directorate workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The workshop was held under the theme, ‘Harnessing the skills of retirees for national security’.

The Chief of Army staff was represented by Major General Abdul Rasheed Aliyu, who said, “Veterans still have a lot to offer, in spite of their retirement from active service. We decided to engage them considering that Nigeria is currently faced with diverse security challenges and everybody has a role to play towards securing the country.

“To this end, our retired and discharged personnel also have a role to play especially at this time, when our nation is faced with insecurity.

“So, this seminar seeks to tap into the wealth of experience of our retirees in tackling the nation’s diverse security challenges.”

According to the Major, the essence of the seminar is to prepare and aid the participants to support the effort put in so far, to end criminality in the country.

He, however, noted that the seminar would seek to broaden the knowledge of the veteran in the areas of their skills; adding that their experience would be needed to boost national security.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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