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Matawalle Urges FG To Extend Retirement Age Of Armed Forces To 70 Years



Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday, urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to extend the retirement age of military personnel in the country to 70.

He further noted that the entry age limit for Direct Short Service of the Nigerian armed forces should be extended from 30 to 32 years to accommodate more able bodied men and women that are willing to serve their fatherland to secure Nigeria.

Governor Matawalle made this appeal in a video obtained by SaharaReporters in his village, Maradun.

He explained that if the retirement age was extended, it would afford those of them that are not tired to continue to serve the country.

He said this would help sustain successes recorded in the fight on terror and insecurity.

The governor said, “As you know that we are facing the issue of insecurity in Zamfara. I want to make Zamfara the most peaceful state in Nigeria. I want to make the people of Zamfara secure.”

“I will ensure that Zamfara is the most peaceful state, the most secure state in Nigeria. I’m working with some security to achieve this. I want to appeal to the Federal Government to extend the retirement age of the security personnel to 70 years just like it did to university lecturers and some teachers.

My belief is simple, most of those who retire are not tired,” he added.


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