The Nigerian Army has retired 53 regimental colours used in the order of battle.
The ceremony, held yesterday at Eagle Square, Abuja, also witnessed the issuance of colours to 28 newly created units, bringing the number of units in the Army to 81.
Since 2007, new units have been established and operationalised in line with the increasing operational commitments of the Nigerian Army, as well as provisions of the extant NA Order of Battle (ORBAT).
In an update on the ceremony on Tuesday, Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, explained that “historically, Colours are usually retired after 10 years of service. Most of the Colours in the NA have been involved in multiple operations in various geopolitical zones of the Country, as well as foreign countries, hence deserving retirement and the presentation of new Colours.”