The Nigerian Army on Friday in Lagos ceremoniously pulled the former General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomiebi Dibi out of service.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dibi joined the army on June 25, 1980 when he was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a officer cadet.
Dibi, while speaking, urged military officers to leave a legacy to those that they would leave behind and also to make an impact on the Nigerian Army.
“To my officers, you must be strong and leave some legacies behind to those who are following you,’’ he said.
Dibi, who said that though he was retired but not tired, pledged to continue to keep the Nigerian flag high, adding that any serving military personnel must continue to be loyal.
He said: “As I am being pulled out today, my thoughts are still with the Nigerian Army and the Infantry in particular.
“I therefore, urge you all to remain loyal, diligent, motivated and disciplined so as to get the best out of the Nigerian Army,’’ he said.
Dibi also urged the officers to continue to demonstrate total commitment to their duty to the nation.
While appreciating the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for granting his retitement, he expressed joy and gratitude to God, his family and colleagues.
NAN also reports that the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Isidore Edet, other senior military officers and captains of industries were at the event.