Board denies fixing verification date for military pensioners

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The Military Pension Board has denied fixing verification date for military pensioners, its Public Relations Officer, Flight Lieutenant Abdullahi Gambo, revealed in a statement, Monday.

Gambo noted that the attention of the MPB was drawn to a news item in a national daily and on social media informing military retirees and the general public of the commencement of a verification exercise from November 26 to December 9 for military retirees.

He said, “The MPB wishes to inform our esteemed pensioners that the information is fake. All military pensioners are hereby advised to disregard this information.

“For clarification purposes, the MPB would like to inform the concerned that the purported story was lifted from the website of a popular newspaper which was published five years ago during the preparation for the 2017 verification exercise.”

He noted that though the board was working towards conducting a verification exercise of military pensioners on its payroll, it would adequately inform military pensioners of the date and time when all preparation for the exercise were concluded.

“Accordingly, our esteemed military retirees are please urged to remain calm and patient. Finally, all military pensioners are advised to always rely on established official means of communication provided by the Board to source their information.

“Pensioners can call the board on 09087447782 or 09087994694 or send an email to [email protected] in order to confirm any issue that concerns them. While thanking our esteemed retirees for their usual support and understanding, please accept the assurances and esteemed regards of the Chairman, MPB,” Gambo said.


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