Calabar: Police Retirees Protest Poor Pay, Allege Fraud In The Pension Scheme

In Breaking News, Civic Space, Reports

By Archibong Jeremiah

Some retired Police Officers have protested poor renumeration after service, raised alarm of corruption in the pension and housing scheme.

The aggreaved retirees didn’t just protest, but threatened to move out of the pension scheme they called fraudulent, did so this morning (Wednesday) at the Cross River State Police Command Headquarters, Daimond Hill Calabar, first Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

In the course of their protest which was peaceful, they expressed their frustration about the pension scheme.

According to eye witness Archibong Efefiom, “the protesters who ditched the cold this morning to drive their demand spoke extensively on the shabby treatment they have received since they retired from active service.”

Speaking through their spokesman, SP Iwara Ibiang (retired) they revealed that they have been going through hard times.

“After 35 years I was given less than N2.5m as gratuity with a monthly pension of less than N40,000. ASP is taking home a monthly pay of N22,000 after waiting for more than a year to get that meagre pay, we also want to exit from the pension scheme which has cheated the ex-personnels on their retirement benefits,” he said.

He further stressed that, widows of colleagues who died in active service are yet to get “a dime after several years”. Concerns about a yet to be verified housing scheme which he labelled “a scam” was raised.

They were with placards bearing inscriptions demonstrating their thoughts.

See pictures by Archibong Efefiom below.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Cross River Assembly Confirms Francis Odachi Ekpo As DG Due Process And Price Intelligence Bureau

By Itam Offor The Cross River State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Francis Odachi Ekpo

Read More...

Daily News – Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Listen To The Podcast The Headlines: Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours Non-Release Of Record Of Proceedings, An Infringement Of

Read More...

INEC Redeploys Cross River REC To Akwa Ibom, Replaces Him With Dr. Alalibo Johnson

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has redeployed Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, Cross River State Resident Electoral

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now