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Nigeria House of Representative Seeks to Remove The Police from Contributory Pension Scheme

BoomRadioNG | September 21, 2021
A bill seeking to exempt Nigeria Police Force – NPF from the contributory pension scheme has passed through its second reading during today’s plenary at the House of Representatives.

Presenting the bill, Honourable Francis Ejiroghene Waive described the contributory pension as an impediment for the retired police personnel to access their benefits after leaving service.


Nigeria House of Representative
photo: House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria


The lawmaker also described as meagre the pension of the Police compared with other security agencies he, therefore, urged that, Section 5 (1) of the Pension Reform Act 2014 be amended to remove the NPF personnel from the scheme.

Honourable Shehu Koko – APC,Kebbi, and retired Police officer describe as pathetic the situation he has to pass through before he collects his N23,000 monthly pension.


Speaker Nigeria House of Representative HN Femi Gbajabiamila
photo: House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria


Retired police officers were also present during the plenary today at the National Assembly waving placards and singing solidarity songs to press home their demands to be removed from the contributory pension scheme.

The bill which has passed its second reading has been referred to the House committee on pensions for consideration.

Written by BoomRadioNG


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