Biafran Police Officers to receive Pension Benefits 50 Years after Civil War
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 | By publisher
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to police officers who served under the then Biafra police during the civil war.
The payment is coming 50 years after the civil war ended. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday, October 18, by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD.
“The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in the year 2000 through a Presidential Amnesty granted on 29th May, 2000 by the Administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“PTAD is commencing the payment of pension benefits to the retired war affected police officers on Friday October 20, 2017 in Enugu. 162 officers will be pay rolled and 57 Next of Kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid in the first batch.”