Military pension: Centre commends FG over reforms

The Centre for Peace, Transparency and Accountability (CPTA) the Federal Government for regularising payments of pensions and gratuity of retired military officers.

The Centre said the gesture boosted the of serving personnel, especially those fighting insurgency.

CPTA in a statement issued Tuesday by the Executive Director of the Centre, Mr Patrick Ogheneyero, , the Minister of Defence Mansur Dan , for the transformation.

Ogheneyero said the  had gone when retired military personnel littered the streets begging for survival.

He noted that the development had helped most security concerns.

“We have scrupulously reviewed the security situation in Nigeria in the last four years, we appreciate the resolute determination of the military that ensured that parts of the Nigerian territory overrun by Boko Haram and other groups were reclaimed.

“One factor, we have seen as a good motivation is the attention the pensions and other benefits of military officers, the minister of defence has paid particular attention matters of military pensions and gratuities.

“We have also studied the diligent and transparent manner military pensions have been managed under the current chairman of the board.

“We hope other pension funds administrators will learn lessons from the Military Pensions Board,” Ogheneyero said. (NAN)

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