Military pensions board denies report on nationwide verification exercise

The Military Pension Board, MPB, has disassociated itself from reports on social media of a planned pension verification exercise expected to take place across the country.

The Public Relations Officer of the Board, Squadron Leader, Ikenna Ezendu said to newsmen in Abuja that the numerous false online information circulating among its pensioners as regards to Military Pension Verification Exercise was not from them.

Ezendu said, “The unauthorised information are being circulated by some unscrupulous people to mislead pensioners. MPB hereby disassociate itself from such deceptive online information.”

He said, “The Board wishes to state categorically that it has no plans for now to conduct any verification exercise anywhere in the country.

The Squadron leader said, “The Board in collaboration with Ministry of Defence will notify its esteemed pensioners and stakeholders when it concludes arrangement to conduct any verification exercise,”

Ezendu, however, advised Military Pensioners and other stakeholders to disregard any fake information circulating on the social media and other communication channels.

The military pensioners have been getting messages informing them of up and coming nationwide verification exercise beginning from 6th to 19th October, 2017.

It would be recalled that the last verification exercise that took place was in 2015 and their COMBO identity were distributed to those verified in 2017.

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