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Lar cautions soldiers against retirement anxiety


Commandant of the Nigeria Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos, AVM Kingsley Lar yesterday cautioned trainees preparing to retire from service against retirement anxiety.

Speaking at the thanksgivings by the retirees at St. Stephen Protestant Church, Oshodi, he told them to be excited and count themselves privileged to be among servicemen who are retiring from the Armed Forces alive.

Lar said some would serve as government’s eye and ear wherever they found themselves and as such they should be good ambassadors of the Armed Forces by engaging in community development projects, sports and religious activities in order not to be idle.

In those days when service men retire, they become afraid, but I reassure you that President Muhammadu Buhari had increased pension since 2017.
“Some will be earning more than what they were receiving during service and as such you should not panic or be afraid, rather you should be wise in knowing the kind of business to invest in.

“You don’t need miracle money investment and when you intend to invest your money, seek the face of God so that you don’t throw your hard earned money to something you are not sure of.

“Because we were told that retirement leads to early death of retirees. I enjoin you to enjoy the peace that comes knowing that you have served your country well and it is time to be served,” he said.

He advised them to be sensitive and ensure that they live exemplary lives worthy of emulation outside the Armed Forces as well as attract peace that would show that they served their country meritoriously.

Also, the officiating priest, Reverend Father Maurice Vandu, a lieutenant, admonished trainees to be grateful to God, as they had contributed their quota to the service of their fatherland and wished them well in their future endeavours.


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