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Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by OGO32(m): 8:51am On Oct 21, 2017
Ex-Biafra police officers from the South-East and South-South states yesterday went wild in joy as they started receiving alerts for their pensions 17 years after former President Olusegun Obasanjo granted them amnesty.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday approved the payment of pensions to the dismissed Biafra police officers who fought in the 30-month Nigeria-Biafra civil war which ended in 1970.

Over 400 of the officers who gathered at the Ingrace Event Centre, Rangers Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu, venue of the flag off of the pension payments of retired war-affected police officers danced in joy as the President of the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, Mr Fidelis Oyakhilome pressed the button of the instant transfer machine and they started receiving alerts of the payment in their various bank accounts.

Saturday Sun gathered that some of the retired officers actually started getting alerts for the payment of the pension on Thursday night with some of them getting close to half a million naira.

In her speech on the occasion, the Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, said that she was highly elated to commence the payment of pension benefits to the retired war-affected police officers.

According to her, “162 officers who have never been on the payroll and 57 next of kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid today,” while 155 others who are on the payroll, but were being short-paid would be paid in the next batch as soon as their pension benefit computation was concluded.

“You would all recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July, 1967 and January, 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period, some members of the Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police and the paramilitary officers who joined the secessionist were dismissed from service.

“After many years in the limbo, they were pardoned and honourably retired from the Nigeria Police Force through a presidential amnesty granted on 29th May, 2000 by the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo,” she recalled.

Mrs Ikeazor disclosed that to implement the Federal Government’s decision on the pardoned officers, a full blown verification of the pardoned officers was carried out by the defunct Police Pension Office; recently by PTAD and the Police Service Commission.

“The verification exercise conducted in late 2014 and early 2015 resulted in identifying about 460 of the police officers who were caught up in the civil war.

“Despite the presidential pardon and the verification of these officers, many of them remained unpaid for years,” she said, adding that President Buhari, however, this week graciously gave approval for the payment of the pension entitlements to the affected officers and their next of kin.

“Today marks another milestone in reintegrating the hitherto neglected officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force who have suffered untold hardship over the years catering for their needs and that of their dependents.

“This represents another decision by the current Federal Government to bring closure to the painful legacies of the civil war, and indeed a clear demonstration that President Muhammadu Buhari is indeed a father to all Nigerians and that his administration’s reforms under PTAD will ensure that Nigerians who spent the productive years of their lives serving their nation will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions,” she said.

She thanked the president for his magnanimity in approving the payment of the pension without further delay.

Also speaking, the President of Association of Retired War-Affected Police Officers from South-East and South-South states, Mr Matthew Udeh, thanked God for keeping the members of his association alive to see the day.

Udeh also thanked President Buhari for approving the recommendations presented to him by Mrs Ikeazor, as well as authorizing her to pay full retirement benefits to the war-affected police officers in compliance with the letters and spirit of the presidential amnesty granted to them by President Obasanjo.

“We commend President Buhari for approving the allocation of funds to the executive secretary for this payment.

“Our last port of call is on the Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor who expeditiously packaged our case, presented it to President Buhari, and followed it up until President Buhari gave his assent and blessing, within two months of her assumption of office,” Udeh said.

Also retired police DIG and now President of the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, Mr Fidelis Oyakhilome, thanked President Buhari for making it possible for the retired Biafra police officers to get their pension many years after they have been granted amnesty.

He also thanked Mrs Ikeazor for standing in for the officers. The pensioners ostensibly happy over what Mrs Ikeazor did for them bestowed on her a special merit award just as they also gave her the title name of Odi Uko na Mba, meaning one that is rare in a community.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by crackerspub: 8:57am On Oct 21, 2017
grin grin grin

Pictures of the alerts or else another APC propaganda loading cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by python1: 8:57am On Oct 21, 2017
That is what gej could not do but was using the money for shayo. I know pigs must grunt over this but e no concern me. God bless the incorruptible president of the Fed Rep of Nigeria PMB, GCFR.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by MyNewJackeT: 8:58am On Oct 21, 2017
APC Is the real fakest media outlet.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by crackerspub: 8:59am On Oct 21, 2017
python1:
That is what gej could not do but was using the money for shayo. I know pigs must grunt over this but e no concern me. God bless the incorruptible president of the Fed Rep of Nigeria PMB, GCFR.



vice president BMC spotted

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by pryme(m): 9:01am On Oct 21, 2017
KEVIND:
By Charles Ogbu.
During the Biafran war, thousands of Igbos serving in the Nigerian armed forces switched over to fight on the side of their Biafran brethren. The then head of state, Yakubu Gowon announced their sack. The war was later won and lost.
When President Obasanjo came on board, he approved the conversion of the sack of Biafran ex-service men to retirement, making them eligible for pension and other benefits. That decision was officially gazzeted.
During the immediate past govt, the Otueke born Zoologist, President Jonathan, continued the payment of their pension in batches. In fact, Jonathan, it was, who made sure the ex-Biafran police and military men were treated as though they served 35 years on Nigerian side before retiring.
The report that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to Biafran ex-service men is nothing but one of those demonic propaganda for which the Buhari govt has come to be identified with.
What happened few days ago was that the office of the Pension Board known as PTAD stumbled upon 167 names, (just 167) of the Biafran ex-service men who were cleared since 2014 but yet to be paid.
Just 167!
Buhari # ChildrenOfChange simply hijacked the story and went to the village CNN square with the very misleading impression that Buhari has approved the payment of pension to Biafran ex-service men.
What is Buhari's business with the routine duty of the Pension Board?
Why should any right thinking Igbo man or woman expect Ndigbo to roll out the drum for Buhari simply because the Pension Board stumbled upon the names of 167 Biafrans who were biometically cleared to receive pension years ago especially after what this same Buhari did to Igbo youths in Abia state few weeks ago with his supporter of APC army??
Have we suddenly lost our dignity as Ndigbo?
Why should we praise an ethno-religious bigot who was busy directing World Bank to his Northern region at the exact time he was directing his murderous army to our own region to kill, maim and drown us

COPIED.

Yep, hate blinds Ppl absolutely.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by unohbethel(m): 9:09am On Oct 21, 2017
this goes on to show that the nigerian state/ government has never upheld the no victor,no vanquish declaration by yakubu gowon.if there was good faith in the mantra,, these pardon,amnesty etc wouldn’t come to play and all former federal workers (military/paramilitary
and civil service) who survived the war would have been absorbed without protcol...but it seems certain things are set aside and used as a ‘joker’ when necessary.to either
douse tension,divide,sabot age a renewal of the struggle or political gallery...and besides how honest were the computations to give the real financial
entitlements??..how promotions were they denied and therefore at what status are they been paid.?? there are questions worth asking .

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by uncleiykeman(m): 9:20am On Oct 21, 2017
Bribe!!! Biafrans will eat your money and still not vote apc. No referendum! No election!

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by KEVIND: 9:21am On Oct 21, 2017
pryme:


Yep, hate blinds Ppl absolutely.

Oh you thought you can mislead everybody with your propaganda. Deal with the fact presented to you, Okay.

Modified:
So the moderators on this forum hide my post. Any Fact which tend to counter lies of this govt and APC propaganda is quickly removed from reaching the public. You can't hide the Truth forever no mater how hard you try.
cc:Nairaland,Lai Muhammed.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by python1: 9:26am On Oct 21, 2017
crackerspub:
[s][/s]


vice president BMC spotted
One of them spotted. Meanwhile, e pain am.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by DonBobes(m): 9:28am On Oct 21, 2017
uncleiykeman:
Bribe!!! Biafrans will eat your money and still not vote apc. No referendum! No election!

As if those in power will notice u, if u do.
Wen der r millions going out of der way to vote for APC.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Bari22(m): 9:45am On Oct 21, 2017
Nmandi Kanu come out from hiding and collect your pension

Thank you for the job well done

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Karlovich: 9:48am On Oct 21, 2017
meanwhile the useless vegetable is still in Turkey

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Justiceleague1(f): 9:52am On Oct 21, 2017
python1:
One of them spotted. Meanwhile, e pain am.
mallam grin thunda faya the vegetable grin

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by python1: 9:58am On Oct 21, 2017
Justiceleague1:

mallam grin
thunda faya the vegetable grin
You mean this one taking it from the source?

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by pryme(m): 10:03am On Oct 21, 2017
KEVIND:


Oh you thought you can mislead everybody with your propaganda. Deal with the fact presented to you, Okay.

Even if those were facts Buhari would have just dump it in the trash can.

Do you know how many civil servants that have undergone the biometric exercise and are yet to be paid their due salary in most states? These are active civil servants we are taking here not pensioners.

You and I know that anything that has to with pensioners always take the back sit in this country (keep Biafra aside).
Yet this were pensioners that Buhari knew nothing about, did not introduce the pension scheme for the ex Biafra service men, he only ordered those that were not paid, should be carried along.

Now you call this propaganda, do you now see how hate can cloud simple reasoning and reality?

I would have expected you guys that are so full of your selves to tell Buhari to shove the money down his a** and reject the money.

It's very shameful that the person/country you hate most are the ones you are feeding from.

Buhari will now spend millions on these Hypocrites.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Justiceleague1(f): 10:04am On Oct 21, 2017
python1:
You mean this one taking it from the source?
Chai! E PAIN AM lolss grin grin

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by python1: 10:05am On Oct 21, 2017
Justiceleague1:


Chai! E PAIN AM lolss grin grin
What's this one saying?
Na you dey talk and you alone dey laff, do you know what that connotes?

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by SalamRushdie: 10:07am On Oct 21, 2017
Lies from the pits of hell

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Justiceleague1(f): 10:10am On Oct 21, 2017
python1:
mymdd44,pLs CoMe aNd cHaNGe mY dIApERs nAh....HAAAAHAAHAHAHAAAAA grin grin

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Kyase(m): 10:14am On Oct 21, 2017
SalamRushdie:
Lies from the pits of hell
why the hate, but let me confirm.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Yoshy: 10:16am On Oct 21, 2017
If Buhari led government actually fulfills this promise, then it might be a strategic punch in the face to agitation.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Justiceleague1(f): 10:16am On Oct 21, 2017
crackerspub:
[s][/s]

vice president BMC spotted
lolss that thing na real zoneB grin grin
hes idol is a vegetable grin

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Nobody: 10:18am On Oct 21, 2017
KEVIND:
Another Lie, Buhari Approves Payment Of Pension To Biafran Ex-service Men.

By Charles Ogbu.

During the Biafran war, thousands of Igbos serving in the Nigerian armed forces switched over to fight on the side of their Biafran brethren. The then head of state, Yakubu Gowon announced their sack. The war was later won and lost.
When President Obasanjo came on board, he approved the conversion of the sack of Biafran ex-service men to retirement, making them eligible for pension and other benefits. That decision was officially gazzeted.
During the immediate past govt, the Otueke born Zoologist, President Jonathan, continued the payment of their pension in batches. In fact, Jonathan, it was, who made sure the ex-Biafran police and military men were treated as though they served 35 years on Nigerian side before retiring.
The report that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to Biafran ex-service men is nothing but one of those demonic propaganda for which the Buhari govt has come to be identified with.
What happened few days ago was that the office of the Pension Board known as PTAD stumbled upon 167 names, (just 167) of the Biafran ex-service men who were cleared since 2014 but yet to be paid.
Just 167!
Buhari # ChildrenOfChange simply hijacked the story and went to the village CNN square with the very misleading impression that Buhari has approved the payment of pension to Biafran ex-service men.
What is Buhari's business with the routine duty of the Pension Board?
Why should any right thinking Igbo man or woman expect Ndigbo to roll out the drum for Buhari simply because the Pension Board stumbled upon the names of 167 Biafrans who were biometically cleared to receive pension years ago especially after what this same Buhari did to Igbo youths in Abia state few weeks ago with his supporter of APC army??
Have we suddenly lost our dignity as Ndigbo?
Why should we praise an ethno-religious bigot who was busy directing World Bank to his Northern region at the exact time he was directing his murderous army to our own region to kill, maim and drown us

COPIED.
We expected you to be ungrateful, its that one character trait of yours that's hard to miss. Even if Buhari gives you guys your Biafra tomorrow y'all still won't be satisfied. Meanwhile, thousands of families in the SE will go to bed tonight with smiles on their faces all courtesy of the Buhari you so love to hate.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by crackerspub: 10:20am On Oct 21, 2017
DonBobes:


As if those in power will notice u, if u do.
Wen der r millions going out of der way to vote for APC.


Special Assistant to president Sarrki of BMC spotted

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by crackerspub: 10:21am On Oct 21, 2017
GoroTango:
We expected you too be ungrateful, its one character trait of yours that can't be missed. Even if Buhari gives you guys your Biafra you still wont be satisfied. Meanwhile, thousands of families in the SE will go to bed tonight with smiles on their faces all courtesy of the Buhari you love to hate so much.



Provost BMC spotted

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Nobody: 10:31am On Oct 21, 2017
Make una use your heads.....don't sell your future over small money nor promises.....any gift around any election is fake.....be wise grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by Kyase(m): 10:42am On Oct 21, 2017
TrueSenator:
Make una use your heads.....don't sell your future over small money nor promises.....any gift around any election is fake.....be wise grin grin grin grin grin
This is 2017 election is in 2019. Use your head to reason not your heart.

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Re: Pension Alert: Ex-biafra Police Officers Go Wild In Enugu by aolawale025: 12:39pm On Oct 21, 2017
python1:
That is what gej could not do but was using the money for shayo. I know pigs must grunt over this but e no concern me. God bless the incorruptible president of the Fed Rep of Nigeria PMB, GCFR.

If you read the story, you would discover GEJ has been paying them. Buhari only approved 167 that were omitted.

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