BEVERLY HILLS, January 13, (THEWILL) – Retired soldiers on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful protest in Abuja.
The ex-servicemen are protesting among others, the non-payment of their pension arrears, a stop on all deductions on the pensions of all retired medical officers, and the inclusion of officers who fought in the civil war in the military pension scheme.
They asked the Federal Government to approve the payment of minimum wage arrears accruing to them since 2019.
Delivering a letter to officials at the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the retired soldiers, Anthony Agbas, said they fought for the country and deserved their pensions.
He added that they were hopeful that their demands would be met without further delay, following the peaceful protest