Retired police officers protest unpaid pensions at National Assembly


Retired police officers in Nigeria, who are part of the contributory pension scheme, protested at the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday over several months of unpaid pensions.

Representing various state chapters, the retirees expressed their grievances about the severe hardships caused by the National Pension Commission’s failure to disburse their entitlements.

The retired officers are calling on the Federal Government to exclude them from the contributory pension scheme.

This protest is not unprecedented. In September 2021, retired police officers from 27 states gathered at the National Assembly in Abuja to demand their pension payments.

During the 2021 protest, they held 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!”