Why we’re conducting 2017 military pensions verification exercise now — FG


By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja—The Federal Government, Monday, explained why it was conducting the 2017 military pensions verification exercise for over 90, 000 ex-soldiers across the country, saying it was aimed at blocking leakages, updating pensioners records and improving ex-soldiers database.

•Participants at Trustfund Pensions workshop for retired and about to retire workers updating their data in Lagos.

Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali who made the disclosure at the commencement  of the verification exercise expected to be attended by 7, 000 ex-soldiers in the Abuja area, also noted that exercise was being conducted by the ministry of Defence to re-appraise the effectiveness of military pension’s administration with a view to making improvements.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Hajia Nuratu Batagarawa, the minister said  it was…

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