The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has advised retired personnel to be wary of subversive elements within the environment and avoid associating with them because of the security challenges in the country.
Admiral Gambo, who gave the advice as the special guest of honour during the passing out ceremony of the NAFRC Course 1/2022 Stream One, which was held in Lagos, said retirement life was full of challenges.
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The retirees, comprised of 258 from the army, 59 from the navy and 12 from the air force, were sent forth at a well-attended ceremony at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos.
The CNS admonished the retirees to properly manage their freedom and make good use of their resources, especially their retirement benefits, in order to be successful.
“So many challenges are associated with post-service life, which include how you manage your resources, especially your retirement benefits, among others,” he said. While warning that it was risky for them to embark on a new lifestyle that was above their means, Gambo urged them to embark on lucrative ventures and continue with their routine physical exercises.
The CNS said that the trainee pre-retirement course was designed to re-orientate and position them for a successful reintegration into civil life after a commendable service.