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EX-SERVICEMEN WANT PENSION OFFICES IN STATES

By NBF News

A retired soldier who served with the Nigerian Army, Chief Isaac Ojo, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to speed up actions on the plans to establish Federal Pension Office in each of the 36 states of the federation.

Ojo, who said that he spoke for himself and other pensioners across the country, made the call in a statement he made available to our correspondent in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.

In a related development, another retired soldier, Pa. Bolaji Makinde, in a separate statement made available to our correspondent, also urged the President to pay more attention to the problems of pensioners.

He said that ex-military men and women who were fortunate to survive many danger tribulations of losing their lives should not be 'killed' by government actions and inactions.

He also said that creating pension offices near to pensioners irrespective of their state of origin would help to alleviate their problems.