Pension scheme: Retired police officers to protest at NASS over bill 

 

The Association of Retired Police Officers, Kaduna state chapter, has planned to hold a peaceful protest at the National Assembly (NASS) in respect of their two bills which are yet to be signed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The bill to exit the Nigeria Police from the Contributory Pension Scheme and also the bill for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Pension Board have been passed by the National Assembly but they are yet to be assented to by President Tinubu, hence the planned protest. 

Following its resolutions after a meeting held in Kaduna Saturday, the Kaduna state chapter of the association esolved to engage in a peaceful protest at the National Assembly to show their grievances to the government, particularly Mr. President, for not signing the two important bills.

The association said those two bills, if signed to law, would positively change the lives of their members who served the country with passion, commitment and dedication.

Chairman of the association, CSP Mannir Mohammed Lawal Zaria (rtd), said, “already letters for protest have been dispatched to the Inspector General of Police, Minister of FCT, Senate President, Speaker House of Representatives and Chairman Police Service Committee in respect of our plan to embark on a peaceful protest.”

He added that “the association gave Mr. President up to 25th November, 2023 to sign the two bills, as the bills were not signed, we have no option than to embark a peaceful protest. Therefore as the president didn’t sign the bills by 25/11/2023, the tendency of our members coming out immediately begins as we approach Xmas and New Year breaks. The peaceful protest will be in early December.”

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