According to him, Yahaya told the Senators that what he brought along “in this highly tasking office is about 36 years of military experience, having joined the Army on 27 September 1985 as a member of 37 Regular Course (Degree)”.
Yerima noted that the COAS went further to state that “since that time when he passed out on September 22nd, 1990”.
He said, for the records, the COAS had accurately captured his military experience to include the five years he spent in training as Officer Cadet in the Nigerian Defence Academy.
“In the case of the 22nd COAS as he stated clearly, he was commissioned on 22nd September 1990 which is reference point for his service years.
“This, therefore, means the message being circulated is completely inaccurate and out of context,” he said.
The Army spokesperson, however, urged the public to disregard claims that tended to portray that the COAS had spent 36 years in service.
According to him, the claims emanated from lack of knowledge of the military service or out of mischief which can best be explained by their authors. (NAN)