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Retired Military Personnels Protest Unpaid Pensions At Finance Headquarters

at 08:31 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Military pensioners, on Wednesday, held a peaceful protest at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance to demand the payment of their pension arrears.

The workers, numbering about 100, accused the ministry of refusing to release funds for the payment of the backlogs of their pensions.

They chanted solidarity songs, while displaying placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Pay us our pension’, and ‘Pension review should be based on 53.7 per cent effective from 2015’.

They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to authorise the payment of the 20.37 per cent balance of military pension increment since 2010, payment of balance of gratuities of contributory pensions with the National Pension Commission and the harmonisation of military pensions transparently and equitably.


Other demands are that government should audit and re-organise the Military Pension Board to make it transparent and friendly to veterans, payment of military pensions to verified civil war veterans, and engagement of military veterans in the protection of critical infrastructure.

They also demanded the payment of next-of-kin of fallen heroes equitable insurance benefits, and payment of balance of pension arrears of deceased veterans to Next-of Kin among others.
officynero at 08:46 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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hmm.....naija
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Oworen25 at 09:02 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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Pay them their money
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ruthie at 09:29 AM, 14 Sep 17 (1 week ago)
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SHAMEFUL...WHAT TYPE OF RUBBISH IS THIS..,MEANWHILE,ALL THE NONSENSICAL  POLITICIANS ARE COLLECTING THEIR ALLOWANCES AS AT WHEN DUE!
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Floyd29 at 10:05 PM, 14 Sep 17 (6 days ago)
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I hope buhari is seeing this? Because this is not fair
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Oworen25 at 11:01 PM, 14 Sep 17 (6 days ago)
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Owing this old men for a long time wasn't good
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tegonwa at 06:25 AM, 15 Sep 17 (6 days ago)
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Nigeria Is Boiling.So Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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yawa_don_gas at 05:34 AM, 16 Sep 17 (5 days ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on
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