A Bill For An Act To Provide For The Establishment Of The BUREAU OF MILITARY VETERANS AFFAIRS And To Make Provision For The Benefit And Welfare Of Military Veterans And Their Dependants And For Related Matters, 2017 was
Sponsored by Hon. Prince Akeem Adeyemi, Representing Oyo Federal Constituency.
“Sacrifices made by our military veterans in the service of the nation and their roles in the protection of national boundaries and territorial integrity of Nigeria deserve to be honoured.
This bill is timely, in the sense that it seeks to accord our veterans and their dependants some after-service benefits”
Here are some of the underlying benefits in the bill:
_ Compensation for disabling injuries, psychological trauma and terminal diseases resulting from his participation in military activities.
_ Provision of education, training and skills development to the veterans and their dependants.
_ Facilitation of easy access to pension after meritorious service to the nation.
_ Other inherent benefits this bill seeks to enhance are in the main body of the bill presented and submitted today on the floor of the House