Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (REPON) zone one chapter Kano revealed that, it has written to the presidency in respect to the bill presented to the house by Mr. Oluwale Oke of Obokun/Oriade federal constituency of Nigeria seeking for an amendment of pension reform act 2014 which contain the exclusion of Nigerian police, Nigerian customs service among other para-military from the contributory pension scheme.
This was disclosed by REPON’s zone one secretary ASP Sa’idu Garba Garaha at the end of its monthly meeting held in Kano. According to him the letter written to the presidency is seeking for Mr. President's support in the amendment of the pension act.
He added that several steps have been taken by the retirees to ensure that their demand has legally reached attainable stage to save its members from unwarranted hardship.
“It is obvious that, successful passage of the bill which is before the house of assembly seeking for our exclusion is the only solution to the myriad problem being currently faced by the retired police and para-military under the contributory implemented pension scheme throughout the federation, it is our right and we want our rights to be respected,” said the secretary.