The Public Relations Officer of Military Pension Board, Flight Lieutenant Obasi Okoroafor, has disclosed that the Military Pensions Board will investigate allegations of unpaid pensions and outstanding arrears of retired personnel.
He said it has been discovered that one of the major reasons for the unpaid pension was retirees’ absence from verification exercise which is carried out every two years.
He said the cases will be looked into to discover what lead to the non payment but advised retirees to ensure that they do not miss the verifications.
The Statement was in response to a complain from a Military retiree who said he was not paid his pension from 1982 to 2003.
The Public Relations Officer said,
“The board has an established procedure of investigating the authenticity of such claims to avoid being defrauded by mischievous elements. Notwithstanding, efforts are ongoing to unravel what transpired during those periods before his (Umoru’s) appearance.
“The Board always welcomes complaints from genuine retired personnel and also advises retirees to avoid accumulating pension arrears due to not turning up for documentation or verification.
“The MPB wishes to assure pensioners of its determination in making sure that all pensioners receive their entitlement as and when due.”