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Police Retirees Protest Over Poor Pensions

No fewer than one hundred retired police officers under the contributory pension scheme have staged a peaceful protest to Radio Nigeria Ibadan over their poor pension.

The police pensioners, who carried placards with different inscription, bemoaned the contributory pension scheme demanding their removal from the retirement payment system due to lack of increase in the monthly emolnument.

In an interview, the retired assistant commissioner of police, who is also the Chairman, retired police officers under pension commission, Mrs Victoria Ladigbolu and two other leaders of the association, Mr Benjamin Akande and Alhaji Moshood Balogun, said retirees from other security agencies of the federal government had been removed from the contributory pension scheme.

Lamenting his ordeal to Radio Nigeria, one of the 2019 retirees, who until retirement was an assistant Supretendent of Police, Mr Augustine Yussuf said nothing had been paid to him since his retirement.

Mr Yusuff said his children had been withdrawn from school and surviving had remained difficult.

The retired police officers said several efforts made to ensure their demands were met were abortive due to evasive response from the pension regulatory authority.

The protesters were retirees from 2007 to 2009, 2011, 2018 and 2019.

Rotimi Famakin

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