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COAS: Military opens up on alleged mass retirement of generals over Yahaya’s appointment

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The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has dismissed rumours of mass retirement of some generals within the Nigerian Military, following the appointment of Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya because the Chief of Military Workers.

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The Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko described the report as false.

Onyeuko disclosed this whereas briefing journalists on Thursday in Abuja.

He stated that the retirement of senior officers from the navy was at all times voluntary, including that the navy excessive command was but to authorize the retirement of any officer.

“At this level, you’re all conscious of the appointment of the brand new Chief of Military Workers, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya.

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“This has stirred up lots of rumours within the media about mass retirements within the navy.

“I want to use this medium to dispel such unfounded rumours as retirement is just on a voluntary foundation for senior officers who want to take action.

“At this level, no retirements have been approved by the navy excessive command,” he stated.

President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Yahaya as the brand new COAS following the demise of his predecessor, Ibrahim Attahiru, alongside 10 different officers in a airplane crash.

25 Generals, others could also be compelled to retire after Farouk Yahaya replaces Attahiru as COAS

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