FG opposes proposed exemption of para-military from contributory pension scheme

The Office of Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, and some stakeholders have opposed the proposed exemption of para-military organisations from the contributory pension scheme.
The office made its position known at the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Pension on a Bill to exclude personnel of paramilitary and anti-graft agencies from the contributory pension scheme.
Representative of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Roy Ogor, said that the white paper issued by the Federal Government, prohibited all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, and paramilitary outfits from pulling out of the contributory pension scheme.
He explained that the provisions of the exemption bill contravenes federal government’s position and urged the National Assembly to jettison any proposed legislation that could further compound the socio-economic predicaments of the country and Nigerian workers,
He, however said that rather than the proposed amendment which seeks to exempt paramilitary personnel, the Pension Reform Act has provision for increase in pension contribution by employers.

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