Stella Dimoko President Buhari Approves Pension Payment For Biafra War Veterans


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

President Buhari Approves Pension Payment For Biafra War Veterans

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers involved in the Biafra war.

The veterans were dismissed from service for their participation in the war which lasted between 1967 and 1970.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) announced that payment will commence on Friday, October 20, in Enugu state.

“The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July 1967 and January 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the armed forces, the Nigeria police and the paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service,” the statement read.

“The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in year 2000 through a presidential amnesty granted on 29th May, 2000 by the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR.

“A verification exercise was conducted for the pardoned officers by the defunct Police Pension Office and recently PTAD on one hand and the Police Service Commission on the other.

“Despite the presidential pardon and verification of these officers many of them remained unpaid years after the pardon. However, the present administration under the able leadership of president, C-in-C of the armed forces, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has graciously given approval for the payment of pension entitlements to these officers and their next of kin.

“PTAD is commencing the payment of pension benefits to the retired war affected police officers on Friday 20th October, 2017 in Enugu. 162 officers will be payrolled and 57 Next of Kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid in the first batch.”

The development comes at a time when critics have accused Buhari of marginalising the south-east.



  1. Medicine after that what the region needs?

  2. Medicine after death. Pain and suffering will always accompany Buhari. It's too late trying to mend fences. Buhari has divided Nigeria like no other.

  3. APC are at it again.. Election is around the corner. We will begin to hear promises again. Soon a bag of rice will be 5k all in the name of winning the next election.

  4. Like Hamattan and Xmass
    Like politicians promise/ small work and election
    Some go fry akara
    Some will sleep on the ground
    Others will eat with the poor
    Many will ride on okada
    Muslim go enter church
    Christian go enter mosque
    Big sizes of school uniform will come out.

  5. Good.
    But they should let biafra go.

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  6. wow,nice initiative.


  7. Putting the horse after the cart.Lol.

  8. 2019 is around the corner. This one is looking for igbos votes

  9. Buhari's body language is telling me he want a second tenure with all the things he is doing

  10. Politics baby!!! 2019 is near. Oga Bubu we know this style, 😁😁😁 but still a welcome development.

  11. Ebenebe. Even if you bring back life of those people you killed in the region, nothing for you.

  12. Ungrateful idiots! See why God keeps punishing you lots with suffering?

    1. ungrateful what?

      Did you type idiots?

      Kikki have you suddenly gone mad?
      Ungrateful for their rights? What was the word idiot for?

      Please leave God out of your one-track run-of-the mill statements He pinishes no-one for taking what was part of the agreement to be paid to war veterans.

      War veterans dismissed from the Nigerian army were due to receive payment and the president signed for the funds to be released.

      The war veterans are not beggars they are entitled to the payment and are certainly not idiots.

      What is the basis for the verbal "fuckery" in your well thought out response?

    2. When an idiot jumps into a fray without understanding, they always end up displaying absolute foolishness. My comment wasn't about the ex officers but about these ones who never appreciate any good move of the govt. You see yasef? 'A' class stupido!

    3. Touché.

      Absolute foolishness
      Class A stupido....can you do any better...

      At least you took out time to explain your verbal fuckery is in NO way connected to the article on Biafran Veterans.

      Certainly just an off-point comment that had nothing to do with the article/blogpost or the percieved "fray" *smh * from your point of view.

      *Tips my hat*..have a good evening.


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