The Nigerian Army Finance Corps on Friday held its Pulling Out Parade in honour of past Commanders and Generals.
Hybridnewsng.com gathered that the Pull Out Parade was a mark of finale farewell which is part of the tradition for exiting the Service.
Major Gen. Charles Airhiavbere who represented the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya as the special Guest of Honour said the retired Commanders and Generals are exiting the Service at a time when the nation is inundated by diverse security challenges.
Airhiavbere added that the challenges have necessitated several operational adjustments by the Nigerian Army to effectively tackle and overcome the menace.
He however charged all Finance Corps personnel to be more innovative, proactive and result-oriented in the discharge of their primary responsibilities to the Nigerian Army in a joint environment.
In his words: “I must not fail to emphasize that a strong spirit of comradeship has traditionally bonded Finance Corps personnel. It is however important to continuously test the integrity of the ‘espirit-de-corps’, to prevent the cherished unity and bond among NAFC personnel from being eroded.
“This is very essential in order to sustain lasting peace in the Corps and by extension the Nigerian Army.
“Pulling-out Parade is one of the many traditions of the Nigerian Army, dating back to the colonial era, organized to mark the end of eventful service years without blemish in the Nigerian Army.
“The event is meant to celebrate retired senior officers like myself for our sacrifice and service to the country.
“I am delighted to state with every sense of pride that this farewell pulling out parade is an indication that the Nigerian Army Finance Corps and the Nigerian Army are in tandem and growing stronger in adherence to laid down customs and traditions,” he said.
Airhiavbere further commended the Chief of Army Staff for his support to the Nigerian Army Finance Corps for the approval of resources for this beautiful ceremony.
In hybridnewsng.com findings, the Pull Out Parade was to honour six Major Generals and 17 Brigadier Generals.
He also commended the host, Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army), Maj Gen A. A Fayemiwo and other colleagues for their efforts in making the ceremony a success.