Pension

FG considers pension review for Armed Forces

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FIdelis Soriwei

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said the Federal Government is considering pension review for military pensioners in the country.

He said that the review became necessary in view of the constitutional provision which stipulates that pension should be reviewed every five years.

The minister made the comment in an address presented on his behalf by the Director Army, in the Ministry of Defence, Mrs Otuwe Ilo, at the Military Pension Stakeholders Interactive Forum organised by the Military Pension Board in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the Pension Review Committee at the Defence Headquarters had submitted the report on pension review to the Federal Government for consideration since another pension review was due in 2015.

He said, “By the provision of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, pension is due for review every five years.

“With the last review done in 2010, pension was due for review in 2015. To this end, the Pension Review committee at the DHQ have since submitted their report which ís under consideration.”

The minister stated also that efforts were being made by the DHQ to represent a bill for the amendment of the Armed Forces Pension Act which was not passed into law by the 7th National Assembly.

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