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The Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery has pulled out seven major generals and 38 other senior officers of the corps after 35 years of meritorious service to the father land.
The colourful event was held on Friday, at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery-NASA in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State and attracted dignitaries from all walks of life who came to rejoice with the retired senior officers and their families.
The 45 officers belonging to the artillery corps included seven major generals, 11 brigadier generals, 18 colonels, one Lt colonel, three majors and five captains.
In his valedictory speech on behalf of the retired officers, retiring Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Tarfa expressed gratitude to God and the Nigerian Army for the previlege to serve the country for over three decades.
Tarfa advised serving officers and men of the Army to continue to be loyal and continue to demonstrate total commitment to duty as exemplified in successes recorded so far in the fight against criminal elements.
In his words, “To those of you who are determined to make the military a career pls note that our country has fully democratised and the era of military involvement in politics has gone and gone for good.
“Let me therefore urge you to be loyal to the democratically elected Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to him, the government is doing all it can to provide the necessary requirements for the Armed Forces to perform it’s constitutional roles.
“On behalf of my fellow retirees, I want to say that we are profoundly grateful to the Nigerian army and would like to keep the shells flying even higher.
“Keep in focus the motto of the Nigerian army which is “Victory is from God Alone,” Tarfa said.