|The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai|
Maj-Gen Lawrence Jokotola said at the Pulling-Out Parade, organised for him and 32 other officers at the Kalapanzi
Barracks in Kaduna on Friday that the gesture would greatly enhance the knowledge and expertise of serving officers.
He noted that the current security challenges, as occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram sect, would require old hands to surmount.
According to him, retired officers no doubt had acquired enormous training skills that must not be allowed to go untapped by young officers and men still in the field.
“We were privileged to get the best education and training while in active service and these opportunities moulded all of us into responsible citizens that we are today,” Jokotola said.
He urged all gunners(Artillery officers and men) to rise up to the occasion and do the nation proud by providing timely, accurate and effective support for the Nigerian Army to meet its statutory role.
He added, “This will no doubt greatly ensure the sharing of knowledge and expertise between serving and retired officers of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery.
“As retired gunner officers, we are available at all times to contribute in whatever way the corps sees us fit to perform in the achievement of its organisational goals and indeed those of the Nigerian Army.
“There is no gainsaying that that the challenges the military is currently facing are not insurmountable if the old ideals of training, good administration and discipline address are extolled.”