President Buhari approves ₦134BN for military veterans


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N134.7 billion Naira for the payment of Security Debarment Allowance to all veterans from 2017 to date.

The President also announced the donation of N10 million Naira to the Nigerian Legion on behalf of the Federal Government, at the launch of the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Em-blem and Appeal fund.

Speaking at the occasion, the President pledged the Federal Government’s commitment to the welfare of veterans by ensuring prompt payment of their pension and other entitlements, which had been demonstrated by his approval of the payment of SDA to veterans with effect from 2017.

On his part, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, pledged that the Ministry would continue to ensure the prompt payment of the entitlements and death benefits of the deceased servicemen.

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