Plane crash: We’ll ensure govt pay entitlement to military officers’ widows – Foundation




File picture: Crashed site

The C-130 Armed Forces Widows Foundation International, says it has been at the forefront of the fight to ensure that the government settles all the entitlements due to the widows and children of military officers who died during Hercules military plane crash on the September 26, 1992.

A statement signed by the National coordinator the of the foundationMr. Ogale Jude, titled “Deadline for the Submission of Benefits Forms- Verification and made available to newsmen in Karu, Nasarawa state, on Thursday, the foundation said that settlement of entitlement to widows and children of the military officers would improve on their standard of living and give them a sense of belonging in the society.

The statement reads in part, “The C-130 Armed Forces Widows Foundation International is the umbrella body for the widows of the late military officers who died in the unfortunate C-130 Hercules military plane crash on the 26th September, 1992, popularly referred to as the Ejigbo military plane crash.

“Over these years the foundation has been at the forefront of the fight to ensure that the government settles all the entitlements due to the widows and their children.

“In the most recent times that call took a more serious dimension resulting in the release of a benefit forms for families affected, collation of data of the widows and their children and next of kin.

“And the Army verification exercise which recently took place in the course of the collation of data and verification exercise we were unable to locate some families or some families refused to come forward for the verification exercise as the case may be.

“The foundation have no details of such families and beneficiaries to submit to the government to process their benefits.

“The foundation thereby, called on beneficiaries and the family members of those who have not filled and submitted their beneficiary form or come forward for the verification exercise to do so, on or before the Thursday the 6thof October, 2022, as no new submission will be entertained.

“Therefore, advised them to contact the National coordinator through 07016600299 Army women leader: 08065315139 Navy women leader: 08033246987 Air Force Women eader: 08028352714,” the statement said.

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