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ARPON Seeks Presidential Ascent To Contributory Pension Bill

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Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, ARPON, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to sign into law the Bill for an Act to remove the Nigeria Police from the Contributory Pension Scheme.

The President of ARPON, a Rtd AIG, Elder Steven Aiyewumi, made the appeal in a statement in Abuja.

Elder Steven Aiyewumi said the appeal became necessary to enable the Retired Police Officers have the required benefits accrued to them and avoid any case of misappropriation in their retired benefits.

“We, the members of the Association of Retired Police Officer of Nigeria, ARPON, join our serving counterparts and Police Retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme ,CPS, to express our profound gratitude to the Distinguished and Honorable Members of the 9th National Assembly for listening to the yearnings of the force in transmitting to Mr. President for his assent to the Bill For An Act to Exit the Nigeria Police Force From The Contributory Pension Scheme” He stated.

According to him, the desired justice will be served to Retired Police Officers if the Bill is signed into law.

The ARPON President also stressed the need for other policies and Programmes that would also improve the welfare of Retired Police Officers in line with the current realities in the country.

While calling for more measures towards combating insecurity in the country, Elder Aiyewumi, said ARPON would continue to support the Federal Government towards protecting lives and property of Nigerians.

PR/ Matthew Ayoola.Edited By Shakirat Alabi

Written by: Bukky Alabi

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