The Nigerian armed forces have retired 527 soldiers, ratings and airmen from service and trained them with entrepreneurial skills needed for easy reintegration into civil livelihoods.
The Nation reports that the retirees comprised of 228 from the Nigerian Army (NA), 118 from the Nigerian Navy (NN) and 181 trainees from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The minister of defence, Bashir Magashi speaking at the graduation ceremony for the retirees said that the sacrifice of the personnel is appreciated by government, notes that the federal government was committed to improving the welfare for the military.
The retirees also went through a six-month preparatory and skills acquisition training at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi, where they were taught entrepreneurial skills.
He advised the retired military personnel to take proactive steps to avoid falling victims to some challenges of post service life such as inadequate resources, misuse of benefits, poor management of mental and physical health among others.