Retired Police Officers Protest At National Assembly Over low Pension Benefits
Retired Nigerian Police officers have gathered in front of the National Assembly, National Assembly, protesting against the Contributory Pension Scheme. Information Guide Nigeria
The retired personnel gathered at the venue to lay their complaints against their retirement benefits.
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Part of their request is that the Nigerian Police Force should not be included in the Contributory Pension Scheme just as their colleague in the Army and other security agencies
According to them, at the end of the 35 years in the service to the nation, the monthly take-home of a retired officer is nothing to write home about. jamb results
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One of the officers had this to say,
“We are here from different parts of the country, we are the Nigeria Police Force retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme. My name is Uwem. We are here because we feel cheated since we retired from the Nigeria Police Force. Our major problem is that by the time we were enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force; we were under the Retirement Benefits Scheme but along the line, in 2004, they introduced what they called Contributory scheme and by that time we have served for up to 20 years and above.
“Some have served for up to 30 years yet on retirement, what we were paid was just peanuts. We have complained and written several times but no positive action has come up. That’s why today, we repeat what we have done on April, 28 in which you addressed us and promised that the Senate will do something about it. Thereafter, you sent a letter inviting us for an interactive session and that was done. Also, you asked us to set up a committee to see how to amend section 5a of the 2014 Pension Act. That has not been done till today.
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