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Military pensioners urge probe of pending entitlements

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Military pensioners have urged the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to investigate the alleged illegal deduction from their monthly allowances by the Military Pension Board (MPB).

They also demanded urgent inquiry into unnecessary postponement in the payment of their 24 months pension backlog by the MPB, statutorily entrusted to manage their affairs.

Addressing journalists in Kano, yesterday, spokesman to the Retired Army, Navy and Air Force Officers Association (RANAO), Capt. Yusuf Abdulmalik (rtd.), lamented that that indiscriminate shortchange put unnecessary psychological pressure on the retired officers.

Although, the Federal government, in April 2019, approved the Consequential Adjustment of the Gross Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure for military pensioners, the implementation took effect in May 2021, leaving 24 months arrears.

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