Abuja - Retired military officers have offered to lend their support to the fight against terrorism and other similar threats to national security.
This was conveyed by a delegation of retired senior military officers led by Michael Ekwere during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh.
The retired officers congratulated the CDS on his appointment and subsequent elevation to the rank of a General in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
They commended the security forces for the successes recorded in the fight against terror.
While briefing the CDS on the objectives of the group, Ekwere revealed that they were ready to give back to the system which had invested much in them while in active service.
He added that they intended to provide support to the on-going efforts to rationalize and transform the Armed Forces.
Ekwere said such assistance would allow the Armed Forces to concentrate on their core functions.
The retired officer said the concept of national power demanded that countries harnessed resources to confront threats to national cohesion.
According to him, the group is offering to act as a force multiplier for the Armed Forces in the fight against insurgency in the country.
He also emphasized that Nigeria had a rich repository of human resources waiting to be tapped and likened his group to the PAE America, a private outfit of mostly retired military personnel, who are appointed to head logistics and administration departments while the military is allowed to concentrate on its core functions.
Badeh thanked the organization for the visit, promising to look into the issues the retired officers raised.
- CAJ News