Ministry of Defense Starts Countrywide Veterans Verification


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The Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs has embarked on a countrywide exercise, in a bid to verify the Military Veterans’ Payroll.

Huda Abason Oleru, the Minister of State for Veteran Affairs said this process is geared towards updating records to ensure payroll integrity, for smooth payment of pensions and gratuities to the Military veterans or survivors who have not yet received payment from the government.

Oleru notes the exercise will equally target all Veterans and Estate Administrators as well as widows and widowers already receiving monthly pension.

She said this during a media brief held on Tuesday at the Media Centre on the Payroll Field Verification and the Case Backlog of Military Pension and Gratuities to Military Veterans and Survivor Beneficiaries.

“The government through the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs has always demonstrated enormous commitment to paying pensions and gratuities to the Military veterans and their survivors.

This is evidenced by the huge number of veterans and their survivors so far paid from the time of commencement,”Oleru said

According to the Minister, 11,000, out of an expected number of 68,000 backlog cases of Military Veterans and beneficiaries have so far received their payment and more are yet to be paid.


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