By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
A retired police officer, one DSP Yohanna Bakoshi, has cried out to the federal government for not giving prior attention to the plights of retirees, in spite of their roles in fighting the Civil War for the country’s unity.
DSP Bakoshi is Bauchi state chapter chairman of retirees, who was speaking to newsmen, when he said “this followed poor monthly pension payments to retired police officers.”
DSP Bakoshi maintained that, “it is unfortunate that a retired DSP earns only N26,000 as monthly pension, which is not compared to other security organizations in the country.”
He lamented the situation under the current democracy, which is more worrisome than in the military junta, and appealed to government to intervene.
He observed that, the involvement of Police retirees to pencom has sent its members to their early grave and opened for their delisting.
Said he, “Children belonging to Police retirees are being disengaged from schools on daily basis due to lack of money to pay fees.”
DSP Bakoshi called on the federal government to urgently assist to save lives.