Authorities of the Nigerian Military Pensions Board (MPB) has alerted its military pensioners, and the public in general on the existence of a fake website used by unscrupulous people for fraudulent activities.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the new spokesman of the board, Flt. – Lt. Ikenna Ezendu, the board warned that it had nothing to do with the activities and programmes publicized on the fake website known as mpbnigeria.com
Ezendu says the board frowns at this development, especially now that it has been re-positioned to serve military pensioners who served the nation diligently.
The board categorically dissociated itself from the fake website and urged the general public to take note, adding that the Military Pensions Board had not changed its website, as its official web address remained www.mpb.ng.
Ezendu further urged military pensioners to always visit the website in order to acquaint themselves with the board’s activities and innovations.
The Military Pensions Board which was established in 1975 as the Directorate of Military Pensions (DPM) is charged with the responsibility of paying pensions and other benefits to Military retirees.
It was named Military Pensions Assessments Board (MPAB) due to massive retirement after civil war. The name, Military Pensions Board (MPB) took effect in 2003 after major restructuring which necessitated the dropping of the name, DPM.
The MPB is saddled with the dual mandate of payment of gratuity and pension to retirees of the Nigerian Armed Forces and to provide financial advice and payment of the death benefits to Next-of-Kin of deceased personnel. The Board is technically under the office of the Honorable Minister of Defense and administratively under the office of the Chief of Defense Staff.