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July 14, 2024

Nigerian Army clarifies voluntary discharge of soldiers amidst allegations

The Nigerian Army has responded to recent allegations made by Sahara Reporters regarding the voluntary discharge of 25 soldiers.

In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, he disclosed that the Army emphasized that the approval for their voluntary discharge was not related to any corruption charges.

The insinuations presented by the publication were deemed an attempt to undermine the morale and commitment of the loyal troops and create disunity within the ranks.

The Nigerian Army stressed that the discharge process is a routine procedure, governed by the Harmonized Terms and Conditions of Service Soldiers/Ratings/Airmen (Revised) 2017.

Just like any organization, soldiers have the right to apply for voluntary discharge or retirement when they meet the necessary criteria.

The Army highlighted its efforts to maintain a supportive and conducive environment for its personnel.

It pointed to improvements in operational capabilities, timely payment of operational allowances, infrastructure upgrades, and substantial support for the medical needs of soldiers.

Additionally, the Army’s leadership remains dedicated to upholding integrity, professionalism, and public trust.

The general public has been urged to disregard the unfounded allegations made in the publication.

The Army remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the welfare and motivation of its personnel while upholding operational effectiveness.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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