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FG approves electronic verification for military pensioners

He said the initiative aimed to sanitise the military pension administration and eliminate impersonation issues.

• June 28, 2024
Mr Irumheson
Mr Irumheson[Credit: Peoples Gazette]

The chairman of the Military Pensions Board (MPB), AVM Paul Irumheson, says the federal government has approved an electronic verification system for military pensioners to ensure sanity in pension administration.

Mr Irumheson stated this while addressing reporters on the commencement of the electronic verification exercise nationwide on Friday in Abuja.

“I hereby declare the Electronic Verification Exercise officially open on full scale for all our retired pensioners for a period of three months from July 1 to September 30,” said Mr Irumheson.

He said the initiative aimed to sanitise the military pension administration and eliminate impersonation issues.

The chairman said the board adopted an electronic verification system to reduce the risk of travelling from one place to another and the cost of transportation owing to their old age.

Mr Irumheson said the board successfully conducted a pilot test from February 15 to March 1, adding that only 15 of the 2,000 pensioners verified failed the process.

He said the little observations had been used to improve the system.

According to him, the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, have approved the commencement of the verification for the esteemed pensioners.

The chairman assured that the board would conduct sufficient public awareness to enable pensioners to navigate the system easily.

He called on military pensioners to take advantage of the electronic verification exercise, as those who failed to would seize the opportunity to receive their pensions.


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