The Military Pensions Board was established in 1975 as the Directorate of Military Pensions (DPM). Hitherto, the payment of pensions and other benefits to the Military retirees was handled by the Federal Ministry of Establishment up to 1974. It was named Military Pensions Assessments Board (MPAB) due to massive retirement after civil war. The name, Military Pensions Board (MPB) took effect in 2003 after major restructuring which necessitated the droping of the name, DPM.

The MPB is saddled with dual mandate of payment of gratuity and pension to retirees of the Nigerian Armed Forces and to provide financial advice and payment of the death benefits to Next-of-Kin of deceased personnel. The Board is technically under the office of the Honorable Minister of Defense and administratively under the office of the Chief of Defense Staff.

 

For the Board to discharge its statutory responsibilities effectively, the MPB is divided into four directorates namely: Directorate of Army Pensions, Directorate of Navy Pensions, Directorate of Air Force Pensions and Directorate of Finance and Accounts (DFA). One of the Directorate, DFA s headed by a Director from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation., furthermore, to assist the staff and by extension the Military Pensions Board to discharge its responsibilities, the Board has a Standing Operation Procedure (SOP) which stipulates job description, regulations and procedures governing performance of duties and services carried out in MPB.

 

MILITARY PENSIONS BOARD – CHRONICLE OF COMMAND

Serial Rank Name Appointment Date Fm Date To
1. MR JA AWOSIKA CHAIRMAN 1975 1976
2. MR ONOCHE CHAIRMAN 1976 1977
3 MR FAKUMOJU CHAIRMAN 1977 1978
4. MR D USMAN CHAIRMAN 1978 1979
5. LT COL D ORAKA CHAIRMAN 1979 1980
6. LT COL PO ONYEKWELI DIRECTOR AUG 81 31 AUG 83
7. LT COL OI EJUMABONE DIRECTOR 1 SEP 83 10 APR 84
8. LT COL PO ONYEKWELI DIRECTOR 19 APR 84 9 AUG 84
9. LT COL EO USIADE DIRECTOR 9 AUG 84 14 OCT 87
10. COL EO USIADE DIRECTOR 14 OCT 87 31 DEC 88
11. COL AI FAYEMIWO DIRECTOR 31 DEC 88 20 OCT 91
12 COL H ADUKU DIRECTOR 20 OCT 91 31 JAN 92
13 COL OB ADOGA DIRECTOR 31 JAN 92 22 MAR 95
14. COL JI MBANEFO DIRECTOR 22 MAR 95 23 JAN 97
15 BRIG GEN JI MBANEFO DIRECTOR 23 JAN 97 3 AUG 99
16. BRIG GEN VD LOT DIRECTOR 3 AUG 99 MAR 00
17. MRS AO ADELEYE DIRECTOR MAR 00 FEB 03
18. R/ADM MCO ONAH CHAIRMAN FEB 03 NOV 03
19. GP CAPT AB KACHIRO CHAIRMAN NOV 03 21 DEC 06
20. BRIG GEN BVT KWAJI CHAIRMAN 21 DEC 06 01 JAN 10
21. MAJ GEN BVT KWAJI CHAIRMAN 01 JAN 10 14 FEB 11
22. R/ADM BM MSHELIA CHAIRMAN 14 FEB 11 10 FEB 13
23. CDRE DS AUDU CHAIRMAN 01 FEB 13 14 FEB 14
24. AIR CDRE MR DABO CHAIRMAN 14 FEB 14 5 Nov 14
25. AVM MR DABO CHAIRMAN 6 Nov 14 9 Jun 17
26. BRIG GEN AA ADESOPE CHAIRMAN 9 Jun 17 6 Aug 18
27. MAJ GEN AB ADAMU CHAIRMAN 6 Aug 18 Till date