The Kaduna State chapter of the Association of Retired Police Officers has planned to stage a peaceful protest at the National Assembly in respect of two bills pertaining to them which are yet to be signed by President Bola Tinubu....CONTINUE READING
They are protesting the non-assent to 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.
Following their resolutions after their meeting held in Kaduna on December 2, 2023, the Kaduna chapter of the association has resolved to participate in a peaceful protest at the National Assembly to show their grievances to the government.
According to them, the two bills, if signed into law, would positively change the lives of their members who served the country with passion, commitment and dedication.
The chairman of the association, CSP Mannir Mohammed Lawal Zaria (retd), said letters for protest have already been dispatched since November 19, 2023 to the Inspector General of Police, Minister of FCT, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman Police Service Commission in respect of their plan to embark on a peaceful protest.
He explained that the association gave Mr President up to November 25, 2023, to sign the two bills, yet the bills were not signed, hence, they have no option than to embark on a peaceful protest.
“As the dateline of 25/11/23 had passed without the President signing the two Police bills into law, coupled with the hardship experienced by the retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme, the association decided to go on a peaceful protest,” he said.