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Army 449 Personnel to go on retirement

According to the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, the 464 personnel were drawn from the three arms of the force.

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(The Nation Online)

The Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) has announced the retirement of 464 personnel drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, June 16, 2016, the NAFRC Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Mike Iloenyosi noted that the retirees have undergone various training that would enable them fit into the society.

According to him, 449 were drawn from the Army, two from the Navy and 13 from the Air Force He added that more officer cadre will join up in the course soon.

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The 464 military retirees will join 40,500 other personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces who had in the past benefited from military-sponsored vocational training courses between 1945, when the centre was established, and 2016.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has confirmed the retirement of some senior officers from service following the approval of the Army Council.

A statement issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman, on Saturday, June 11, said the approval was confirmed at the meeting of the council on Thursday.

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