Veterans of the Nigerian Civil War are protesting against non-payment of 20-month debt and other benefits.
Some retired soldiers who fought in the Nigerian civil war reportedly staged a protest.
Veterans gathered in front of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Abuja on Wednesday to protest the failure of the Nigerian government to pay the Nigerian government’s minimum wage for 20 months.
The war veterans also said their rally was aimed at preventing the state from holding back their pensions.
Anthony Gbaja Agbas, former president of the Military and Family Association, spoke Wednesday with SaharaReporters and condemned the Nigerian government for the brutal treatment of retired soldiers.
“We are protesting against the non-payment of our debt on the minimum wage, which is more than 20 months,” Agbas said.
“And there is another security postponement bonus that must be paid to all retired soldiers. And the other is related to the deduction from the pension of soldiers with a respite for sickness who participated in the civil war in Nigeria. Some of us have been in pension for over 40 years and are now making pension contributions.
“That’s why we say it shouldn’t be. The people fought to make Nigeria united. They sacrificed their youth to protect the country.
“We have retired soldiers who participated in the civil war and do not collect pensions. We ask the President to approve our minimum monthly pension debt. “
Talking about how long they intend to support the protest, Agbas said: “We have just started today. A lot of content has been submitted previously, but the government only made promises, not fulfilling anything. That is why we decided to leave home. We don’t know how things will go, but all we need is President Muhammad Bukhari’s actions.
“We are not giving them any ultimatums. We want action. We are all retired. We are talking about 97 thousand retired soldiers who suffered in the country. “