Friday, October 31, 2014 7:05 pm
Fifteen Nigerian army generals have retired from service.
Among them was the former Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NAEME), Maj.-Gen.Thompson Oliomogbe.
Others were Maj.- Gen. Kefre Ekwo, Maj.-Gen. Nnemeka Maduegbunam, Maj.-Gen Martins Airende and Maj.-Gen. Abbas Adekanye, Brig.-Gen Idi Adamu, Brig.-Gen. Patrick Onaghise, Brig.-Gen Samuel Ayo, Brig.-Gen Peter Aremu, Brig.-Gen. Jacob Amao and Brig.-Gen Joshua Ibilaye, Brig.- Gen Ibrahim Alawode, Brig.-Gen.Samuel Adesogan, Brig.-Gen. Chukwuka Ani and Brig.- Gen. Abel Okpeki.
They were pulled out of the force today at a ceremony in Auchi.
Oliomogbe who spoke on behalf of his colleagues commended soldiers for their contribution towards maintaining internal security, especially the battle against insurgency in the country. He charged the younger soldiers not to take anything for granted in their career.
He reminded them that their career had just begun and that they should put up their best to attain the highest level and peak in their profession.
Oliomogbe urged them to extend same cooperation he enjoyed from them to his successor, adding that they should also invest in learning, self-development and to acquire more skills.
Oliomogbe urged his retired colleagues to try and retain their credibility by promoting the ideals of the profession.
He urged them to ensure that their actions reflected oneness just like the country, though with diverse ethnic groups, was one indivisible entity.
He also appreciated the civilian workers for the success of the corps during his tenure.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, his chief of staff, Chief Patrick Obahiagbon and Capt. Pius Senebe attended the ceremony.