- The verification process will take place before the end of the first quarter of the year
- There were difficulties faced by the company in charge of handling the project
Starting in 2024, the Military Pension Board will use electronic verification for retired military personnel.
The verification process will take place before the end of the first quarter of the year. Rear Admiral Sabur Lawal, the previous Chairman of the board, shared this information during the handover ceremony to his successor on Monday.
He explained that the verification should have happened this year, but there were difficulties faced by the company in charge of handling the project.
However, these challenges have been resolved, and Gen. Chris Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, has instructed that the verification exercise be carried out on the specified date.
He said, “I would like the newly appointed military board pension to work on the issues of electronic verification of retirees which I very important.
“We tried to make sure that we conduct it this year but the IT company which we contracted the job to, encountered a series of challenges and unfortunately they thought they could solve all these challenges by themselves so they didn’t bring it on time to my attention and by the time I got to know it was already getting late because my tenure was already rounding up.
“I solved the little I could and by now all these challenges have been surmounted. So now the next thing is to fix the timeline for the conduct of the electronic verification exercise, which we have gotten directives from the CDS that it should be done not later than the first quarter of 2024 ”
Speaking, the new chairman of the board, Air Vice Marshal Paul Irhumeson, promised to improve on the achievements of his predecessor.
He said, “For now we are sure we are going to improve and add value to what the former chairman has done. We are just going to add to his achievements and prioritize the welfare of our staff and the veterans.”