Chief Of Defence Staff Irabor Orders 50 Military Generals To Resign 

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has ordered 50 Generals in the Nigerian military to tender their resignation with immediate effect.

They cut across the Air Force, Army and Navy; around 25 of the senior officers are in the Army.

According to reports monitored by iexclusivenews on DAILY POST stated that Irabor gave the directive at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

The CDS thanked them at a 2 pm meeting for their service and told all present that it was high time they leave office.

But the Course 36 Generals still have more than three years before their retirement.

“They are about 50; 2 of them in the Army will retire in 2022, while the rest have about 3 and half years left in service”, the source revealed.

Another source wondered why the Armed Forces are eager to ease out scores of capable and experienced hands at a time the country is battling insecurity.

Ironically, Irabor recently intervened in the 2016 forceful retirement of 38 Army officers via a letter (Ref. No. CDS/8/A) to Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, a retired Major General.

They were requested to leave in June 2016, an action that individuals affected, security officers, experts, and Nigerians regarded as arbitrary.

Extant court orders directing the officers’ reabsorption have yet to be followed by the military and the federal government.

Justice Rukiya Hasstrup of the National Industrial Court in Abuja overturned the Army’s decision in January 2020 and ordered their reinstatement.

Justice Edith Agbakoba allowed the filing of contempt of court suit against military chiefs for failing to comply with a legal order in May 2020.


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