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Abuja: Retired police officers storm N’Assembly, protest over unpaid pensions
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 21 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

Retired Police Officers of Nigeria under the contributory pension scheme on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja, in protest over several months of unpaid pensions.

The retirees representing various state chapters lamented the severe hardships faced due to the failure of the National Pension Commission to pay their entitlements.

The retired police officers are urging the Federal Government to remove them from the contributory pension scheme.

This is not the first time police retirees have protested.

In September 2021, retired officers from 27 states stormed the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, demanding their pension payments.

During the 2021 protest, they displayed placards with messages such as ‘NPF pension defrauding police retirees, SOS,’ ‘Police officers are dying in penury under the contributory pension scheme,’ and ‘CPS is a death sentence against police!’

Retired Police Officers of Nigeria under the contributory pension scheme on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja, in protest over several months of unpaid pensions.

The retirees representing various state chapters lamented the severe hardships faced due to the failure of the National Pension Commission to pay their entitlements.

The retired police officers are urging the Federal Government to remove them from the contributory pension scheme.

This is not the first time police retirees have protested.

In September 2021, retired officers from 27 states stormed the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, demanding their pension payments.

During the 2021 protest, they displayed placards with messages such as ‘NPF pension defrauding police retirees, SOS,’ ‘Police officers are dying in penury under the contributory pension scheme,’ and ‘CPS is a death sentence against police!’

 

 

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