NaijaGists.com Latest News Updates
Buhari Approves Pension Payment For Biafran Police Officers Who Served During Civil War
October 19, 2017 – Buhari Approves Pension Payment Of Biafran Police Officers Who Served During 30 Months Civil War
Help has come the way of officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Civil War as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to those who were granted presidential pardon in 2000.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) yesterday announced that about 162 of such retired police officers and 57 next of kin of those who died will be paid their pension benefits in the first phase of the payment with effect from tomorrow in Enugu.
A statement from the PTAD management said after their pardon, a verification exercise was conducted for them by the defunct Police Pension office and recently by PTAD and the Police Service Commission.
The statement reads:
“The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly Civil War between July, 1967 and January, 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police and paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service.
“The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in the year 2000 through a Presidential Amnesty granted on May 29, 2000 by the Administration of the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
“A verification exercise was conducted for the pardoned officers by the defunct Police Pension Office and recently PTAD on one hand and the Police Service Commission on the other.
“Despite the presidential pardon and verification of these officers, many of them remained unpaid years after the pardon. However, the present administration under the able leadership of President, Muhammadu Buhari has graciously given approval for the payment of pension entitlements to these officers and their next of kin.”
October 19, 2017 at 5:24 AM
NIGERIA GOVT IS PLAYING POLITICS LOOK AT IT.IT IS NOW THAT GOVT REMEMBER TO DO THIS,IT IS TOO LATE
October 19, 2017 at 9:51 AM
Before nko..international communities has been bashing him during united nations conference in new york and he failed to mentioned it during the oct 1 hate speech to the nation.world leaders frowned at it,protesters had placards to infront of the building during united nations meeting in nyork.naija nationals screamed that he was missing for more than 1oo days ,hiding his illness in far away london. even in turkey ,protesters will ask him what led to operation python dance same people u claimed they are terrorists will be paid their pensions.biafra will not be wished away..ask catalania people in spain,uk divorcing european union,south sudan in sudan ,chec republic and slovania from chekoslovakia,then scotland gearing for another refrendum to exit uk.pharoah will one day let my people go.
October 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM
very very late
October 19, 2017 at 6:26 AM
Govt want to use that to douse biafra agitation.. Mr President, Nigerias unity z NEGOTIABLE
October 19, 2017 at 7:03 AM
He has done well
October 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM
fake josiah.shebi na terrorists the agitators be..why buhari de pay pension..The sun must rise from the east.
October 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM
And who will say Nnamdi Kanu is not a hero? But still no thanks until Referendum date is announce.
October 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM
I can see clearly that it does not matter what Buhari does, some people will not appreciate him. The amnesty was granted since 2000 and nobody did anything about paying them and now this man just took a big step of rewarding the noble men who served their country and some fools are here talking trash.
October 19, 2017 at 9:23 PM
Because we don’t like hausa fulani people and they don’t like us neither, so nothing he will do that can appease us and i think that feeling is mutual.