The monarch said: “When it comes to retirement age of officers in the armed forces, we are not doing the right thing because we need to tap more from their wealth of experience, having spent so much on them.
“When they get to 55 to 60 they are gone. We have gone round the world, seen generals in their 60s, 65 with grey hairs. Even with our grey hairs, we are not too old to serve Nigeria.
“It is important we mobile other people to start talking to government to allow our generals to reach at least 65 years before they leave service, because government invests so much resources to train them without replacement. Let’s expand, Nigeria is so big to lose these experiences. It is important we look at this.”