The Chairman Military Pensions Board (MPB), Commodore SA Lawal, on
Tuesday, 15 Dec 20, visited the Acting Chairman of the National
Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) in his office in Abuja to
solicit for the speed-up of the process for the issuance of a new
payment chart for military retirees incorporating the minimum wage
policy of government . The two agencies therefore had an extensive
discussion on the matter.

The Acting Chairman of the NSIWC, Mr Ekpo Nta explained that the
Commission has taken necessary steps with regards to the proposals for
implementation of the minimum wage for pensioners but the Commission is
yet to get the necessary feedback from government.

However as a result of the visit and request of the Chairman MPB, the
Acting Chairman of NSIWC promised to intensify efforts at getting
necessary approvals from relevant stakeholders so that the Commission
can promulgate and release appropriate Circulars for the implementation
of the new minimum wage for pensioners generally.

The Board will endeavor to update our esteemed military retirees through
their respective veteran associations on developments on this matter as
it unfolds.

Flt Lt O Lawal
For Chairman MPB