Stay Away From Politics, Petirin Tells Military

Stay Away From Politics, Petirin Tells Military

The outgoing Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Olusheyi Pitirin on Friday warned officials of the Nigerian armed forces to resist every temptation to go into politics.

Petirin, who was among pull out of the armed forces at a ceremony in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital, urged military officers to be steadfast in ensuring that recent security challenges confronting the nation is completely brought to a stop.

“Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win; the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory. That if you lose the nation will be destroyed,” he said.

“My colleagues, leave governance to the politicians,” he added.

The former CDS, who along with other service chiefs were retired by President Goodluck Jonathan on 4 October, pledged his continued support for the military whenever called upon and expressed confidence that the military will improve beyond where he has left it

The pull out ceremony signifies the completion of a meritorious service to the country and the Nigerian armed forces.


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