Retirees of the Nigeria Police have requested that their pensions be synchronised with that of their counterparts within the Navy and Division of State Companies (DSS).
They’re demanding that their names be faraway from the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) with instant impact.
Like their counterpart within the Military, Navy and Airforce, the Nigeria Police Retirees requested that they be included within the debarment allowances.
Led by their Nationwide Authorized Adviser in a protest to the Nationwide Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, Elder Ofem O. Nbang defined their ordeals within the scheme to be lack of transparency.
Additionally, in a duplicate of the petition addressed to the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan and Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila made obtainable to DAILY POST, the previous cops lamented that the contributory scheme regulation was retrogressive.
“After they launched the Contributory pensions Scheme in 2004 we had been below the previous Pensions scheme (profit) the regulation was made to be retrogressive.
“That is in opposition to the availability of Part 173(2) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) as a result of it alters an current pension scheme( profit scheme) to the drawback of potential retirees who’ve been in service lengthy earlier than the enactment of the Pension Reform Act 2004.”
“Legal guidelines are made to take impact from when they’re made and thereafter however they made a regulation to care for our retirement advantages whereas we had been already twenty-something years in service which has subjected us to struggling as we speak.
“For example, I retired as a Deputy Superintendent of Police after 35 years.
“I used to be paid what they referred to as lump sum, retirement good thing about N1741, 000 and I’m positioned on N40,000 pension and that’s the reason many Law enforcement officials retire and inside one month once they hear of what we’re passing by way of they die of hypertension.”
He mentioned if the navy was exempted, they need to even be exempted.
Their Adviser additional alleged that the previous Inspector Basic of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun (Rtd) was obsessive about turning into the Chairman Board of Administrators of the scheme, therefore, he co-opted the retirees for unpatriotic causes.
Police retirees take protest to NASS, reject contributory pensions scheme