It is no longer news that the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd. ), has said a total of 102 ex-Biafran soldiers granted presidential pardon have been captured for payment of gratuity and other emolument by the Military Pensions Board. He stated, "It will interest you to know that the Military Pensions Board just concluded the documentation of ex-Biafran service personnel totalling 102 who were pardoned by Mr. President.
The Federal Government has approved the payment of pensions to former Biafran veterans. The Military Pensions Board (MPB) says 102 former Biafran soldiers among those pardoned by President Muhammadu Buhari will benefit from pensions and other benefits. Defense Minister Bashir Magashi said the 102 people would currently benefit from pensions and other benefits, as many former Biafran soldiers had already died.
Aresigned warrior , Sapper Olusegun Soetan , has mourned that he and his associates from the South - West have not been paid their annuities subsequent to battling in the 1967-1970 common war. Soetan , who said he was among the principal admissions into the Nigerian Army in 1963 , said he and his associates either willfully resigned or were released somewhere in the range of 1978 and 1992 as per a military 's system roundabout , No . 4/1977, dated March 30 , 1997. He said however the President, Major Genera
Retired Military officials of Ekiti State origine, who retired volunterily from the Nigerian Military after the civil war of 1967 - 1970, have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to begin installment of benefits to individuals to save them from hunger and death They lamented that more than 60 of their members out of the 240 of them had passed on because of poor health with more than 70 of them suffering from serious infirmities without money related assistance to address their plight. Tending to writers