Author(s): Chris Onyeose
September 4, 2013
The Nigerian Army has issued letters of retirement to ten Major Generals.
Reports claim that the compulsory retirement affected some Major Generals due to the discrepancies in their ages and rank, and others were officers, who had served for the maximum 35 years required in the terms of military service.
The affected officers include Babagana Mongonu, Commandant of the Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, Minna; Lawrence Ngubane, previously the Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters.
In related news, Mohammed Abdulkadir, former Force Commander of AFISMA in Mali, has replaced Babagana Mongonu, as the Commandant of the Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, Minna.
Paul Isang, former Chief of Nigerian Army Standard and Evaluation, has replaced Lawrence Ngubane, as Chief of Training and Operations at the Defence Headquarters.
Other affected officers to retire by or before December include Emeka Onwuamaegbu, Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), E. E. Bassey, Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters.
Reports also said that some of the retired generals had been asked to go on retirement leave since June 2013.