Allegations of missing N2.5bn false-MPB

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has described as “false” reports on some online and social media alleging that the sum of N2.5 billion belonging to the board has been looted.

Public Relations Officer of MPB, Flight Lieutenant Olayinka Lawal who stated this in a statement Wednesday, asked Nigerians to disregard the report in totality.

The statement assured retirees and Next of Kin  of  prompt payment of all  their entitlements.

The statement reads in part: The Military Pensions Board (MPB) wishes to inform our esteemed pensioners and all Nigerians to disregard, in totality, the deliberate  falsehood being peddled by these online and social media news outlets that such amount of money was misappropriated by the MPB in conjunction with some “top Military Chiefs”.

“For the avoidance of doubt, it is important to state clearly that no fund is missing and no amount of money was illegally transferred from MPB account at the CBN to anyone within or outside Nigeria, apart from qualified military retirees or their NOKs. Our operations are transparent and the records are up to date.

 “The MPB has no link with the names published in the false publication. There are no records of the names listed in the publication at the Military Pensions Board.

 “Finally, our esteemed retirees are assured of our devotion to sustain the prompt payment of all entitlements of military retirees or their NOKs in a transparent and accountable manner and to uphold principles of fairness and service to humanity in the discharge of the Board’s mandate. While thanking you for your usual support and understanding please accept the assurances and esteemed regards of the Chairman, MPB.”

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