Nigerian Army has rowed out 11 Sapper-Generals from service at a colourful ceremony held at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Speaking at the rowing out ceremony yesterday, Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, Maj.-Gen. Adekunle Shodunke, who represented Chief of Army Staff at the event, said the ceremony was a sign of respect for the Generals who have retired honourably from the Nigerian Army after putting in many years of service to the nation.
He commended the retired officers for laying the foundation, which he said, would be built upon by their successors.
According to him, the rowing out ceremony is a way army corps engineers honour their own for the sacrifice and meritorious service rendered to the country.
He urged the retiring officers to consider the army as their real constituency, and continue to render advice that will promote professionalism.
Maj.-Gen. Sadauna J. Davis, who spoke on behalf of the retiring officers, said the training from the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, discipline and dedication have made most of them to excel in the profession.