President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the payment of pensions for retired police officers who were granted a presidential pardon in 2000 after serving in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil War.
The police personnel who were granted presidential pardon by former President Olusegun Obasanjo have till date not received their pensions.
However, a statement released by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) said Buhari has approved the payment of pensions to the personnel, reported the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
It said a total of 162 officers will be payrolled, while 57 next of kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid in the first batch.
It said the first batch of payments will commence in Enugu on Friday.