Defence Headquarters defends service chiefs over extension of officers’ tenure

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Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, Director of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters.

The Defence Headquarters says the Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have not committed any illegality in extending the service of career officers.

Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director Defence Information gave the clarification in a statement on Thursday.

Enenche said that the clarification followed a publication captioned: “How Service Chiefs Illegally Extend Military Careers of Course Mates”.

“Thus, it has become necessary to clear this issue that was addressed particularly to the Nigerian Army, Navy and Airforce,’’ he said.

He explained that the publication cited the “Harmonized Terms and Conditions of Service (HTACOS), 2012, Paragraph 02: 10 (b) as justification for the assertion, which is a tabulation of the conditions relating to the length of service of a commissioned…

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