We Truly Believe In One Nigeria, God Will Continue To Bless Buhari For Looking At The Nation As One Indivisible Entity – Biafran War Veterans

The war-affected police officers from the old Eastern Region have declared that they believe in one Nigeria and that the war is over and over forever.

The veterans stated this after approval for the payment of their pension entitlements by the federal government.

It was gathered that they had been pardoned and retired from the Nigeria Police Force through a presidential amnesty granted on May 29, 2000, by the administration of the then president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and their payment approved. However, many years down the line, many of them remained unpaid.

Speaking to Vanguard, the president of the Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers (ARWAPO), Chief Matthew Udeh, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his forthrightness and believing in one Nigeria.

His words: “We believe we are all one, one Nigeria forever.

The war is over and over forever. God will continue to bless President Muhammadu Buhari for looking at the nation as one indivisible entity. “I feel fulfilled today. The whole ARWAPO members are full of gratitude to Mr President for hearing our cry for over 40 years and running.’’

On his part, the president, Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, Fidelis Oyakhilome, thanked the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) and the federal government for living up to their words and treating the officers fairly.

His words: “I must commend ARWAPO members for their patience, endurance and perseverance all these years and as well thank Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari, for making this possible.’’

A beneficiary, Francis Ukaraoha, said that he was happy to have received his first pension. Ukaraoha, who was elated, showed the amount (figure withheld) of pension arrears paid to his account to journalists.

At the launch of the pension payments to retired war-affected police officers in Enugu state, the executive secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor, said the federal government would end all the painful legacies of the war.

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