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Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari – Atiku said the president’s approval of pension for officers who served the defunct Biafra police is a commitment to peace building – He also said the president is also committed to unity A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his recent approval of pension payment for police officers who served in the defunct Republic of Biafra. Atiku said the approval by the president is a commitment to building peace and unity in Nigeria.
The former vice president in a tweet said: “I commend @NGRPresident @MBuhari for ordering payment of pensions to pardoned Biafran soldiers. It shows unity! “This move shows a commitment to peace, unity and our shared belief in one Nigeria, with justice and equity for all.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported President Buhari had approved the payment of pension to some of the police officers who served in the Biafra police during the 1967-1970 civil war.
The president through the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate on Wednesday, October 18, said about 162 of the retired police officers and 57 of their next of kin will be paid the benefits. The directorate also said the first phase of the payment for the officers pardoned by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo administration will begin this month.
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