The Nigerian Army says it has begun to engage some of its retirees to assist in tackling the rising insecurity in the country.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, said this yesterday while declaring open the First Quarter 2021 Veterans Affairs Directorate Workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Attahiru, represented by the Army Chief of Administration, Major General Abdulrasheed Aliyu, said veterans still had a lot to offer, in spite of their retirement from active service.
He further said the seminar would seek to broaden the knowledge of veterans in the areas their skills and experience would be needed to boost national security.
The General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Major General Sani Mohammed, said the participants were drawn from formations, units and communities in the southern part of the country. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State described the initiative by the army chief as a welcome development.