The Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has revealed that plans have been concluded for the payment of the pension and gratuities of 450 ex-Biafran policemen.
According to her the 450 ex-Biafran policemen to be paid are those pardoned in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. This development is coming 46 years after the end of the Nigerian civil war in January 1970.
“We have the issue of War Affected Pensioners. You know, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo gave amnesty to Biafran soldiers and policemen in 2000.
“The military has taken care of the pension of the soldiers of the defunct Republic of Biafra who were granted amnesty. But a majority of the policemen have not been paid.
“So, when I came in, they have now brought up the case before me and we are working on that for them to get their dues.
“One of the men said to me that this is what he has been waiting for before he dies. These men are in their 80s, some in their 90s. Majority of them are from the South-South and South-East.
“I think they are about 450 policemen. The war is over, we have to reintegrate them. It is just like rebuilding the North-East now, we have to reintegrate these people from the South-South and South-East.”
Meanwhile, a Nigeria Prophet, Princewill Iheme, has prophesied that President Muhammadu Buhari will release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) very soon. The man of God also revealed that the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will not support the secession of Biafra from Nigeria.