Police retirees have embarked on a peaceful protest to the Kwara House of Assembly requesting the legislative backing that will exclude the Nigeria Police from the contributory pension scheme.
The retirees under the agies of the Association of retired Police Officers of Nigeria were led by Mr Yakub Jimoh, a retired Chief Supritended of Police.
The Leader of the protesters said they were against the contributory pension scheme in the Nigeria Police as it was not friendly.
Jimoh noted that the retirees wanted to be excluded from the scheme and reverted to the old scheme like their counterparts in other forces and the State Security Service.
He said the peaceful protest to the leadership of the State House of Assembly was to solicit their support in reaching out to the National Assembly to expedite the process of passing a bill, which according to him, would exempt the Police from the scheme.
Jimoh also called for the intervention of the Inspector General of Police in the resolution of the issues relating to the non refund of the National Housing Fund contributions of some members of the Association who retired from 2007.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mathew Okedare who received the retired Police Officers on behalf of the Speaker said the House will liaise with the members of the National Assembly from the state on their request.