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    I Have Not Received My Pension, Since 1957 – 104-Year-Old WW II Veteran Tells FG


    A 104-year-old World War ll veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adamo Aduku on Saturday urged the Federal Government to pay his pension.

    Aduku who was one of those conferred with the title of the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award at the just concluded 2019 Army Day Celebration in Lagos.

    While speaking to journalists at the event lamented that he was yet to receive his pension since he was discharged as a Private from the Nigerian Army decades ago.

    “I joined the Royal West African Frontier Force in 1942 in Markurdi,, Benue State. Trained in Laguna and deployed to India during World War II. I fought at Calcutta.

    “I returned to Lagos in 1946 and was of the 4 Brigade Guard Group until I was discharged in that same year. “I rejoined the Nigerian Army in 1950 in Zaria and was finally discharged in 1957 as a private soldier.

    “I’m currently a farmer in Ibejukolo Omala Local Government Area in Kogi State.

    “I have not been paid my pension since I was discharged and I’m appealing to the federal government to look into the matter so I can get my pension,” he said. Oduku however thanked the Nigerian Army for the award.

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