DHQ says Service Chiefs commit no illegality in extension of officers’ service
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 Air force,’’ 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 officer of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.’’ “However, it failed to give insight into other sections of the Paragraph that borders specifically on extension of service for a commissioned officer. .