Mil­i­tary pen­sion­ers dis­miss planned protest

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Ex Ser­vice Pen­sion­ers yes­ter­day dis­missed a planned protest by a group of mil­i­tary re­tirees over non-pay­ment of pen­sions, the pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, re­tired Colonel Ahmed Zubair, said.

He said at a news con­fer­ence in Abuja that it was il­log­i­cal for any group to start em­bark­ing on protest now that gov­ern­ment ap­peared to be tak­ing gen­uine steps to­wards solv­ing the mil­i­tary pen­sion prob­lem.

He noted that the as­so­ci­a­tion had been in di­a­logue with gov­ern­ment through the De­fence Head­quar­ters where it pre­sented the case of the mil­i­tary pen­sion­ers to them and gave a list of the ar­eas mil­i­tary pen­sion­ers had been short-changed since 2003.

He said they asked gov­ern­ment to pay pen­sion­ers the bal­ance of 20.37 per­cent which was il­le­gally de­ducted from their orig­i­nal 53.37 per­cent pen­sion in­cre­ment dur­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Con­sol­i­dated Armed Forces Salaries Struc­ture (CONAFSS), 2010.

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