Abuja — MILITARY Pension Board, MPB, weekend, said that some people attacking the government over their non-capture by the board in its pension service were in no time served in the military, debunking rumours that the board refused to pay them their entitlements.The Chairman of the Board, Real Admiral Muhammed Mshelia who stated this in a press conference in Abuja however noted that 'some few among them actually served in the military, but never qualified for pension, because they did not serve up to the pensionable years upon retirement. Reacting to a media report featuring one Mr. Smile Markson who paraded himself as ex-soldier, the chairman explained that Markson had never been a soldier, and that, their record shows that he is using regimental number belonging to another ex-officer. According to a memo dated 9th of May, 2012 with reference number REC/G1/300/79 from Army Headquarter, "there are also no records to show that he (Smile Markson) ever served as a solder and discharged as claimed. Meanwhile, the regimental number 63NA/66930 which he claimed to be his does not belong to him but belong to ex-CPL Nimzing Iliya".
Culled from The Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper