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Ex-servicemen laud Buhari, COAS over foreign training

Retired military officers have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for providing them opportunities of foreign special training…

Retired military officers have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for providing them opportunities of foreign special training in the United States.

National Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Maj.-Gen. Abdulmalik Jibril (rtd), gave the commendation in Abuja yesterday after a five-day training for some legionnaires at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Michigan, USA.

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He said the international exposure would reposition the Nigeria Legion to engage in suitable undertakings for the training, employment and settlement of ex-servicemen and the education of their children.

Director, Veteran Affairs, Nigeria Army, Maj.-Gen. MT Durowaiye, who led the ex-servicemen’s affairs’ team, said the team toured the centre and socialised with the veterans.

“They were able to have the training idea of transitional housing, veteran rescue programme, life skills, employment training, health care services, transportation/meals/clothing substance abuse intervention and housing placement.