Chairman of Lagos State Council of Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Rev. Remi Johnson, has disclosed that since 2016, the Lagos State Government has not paid pensioners under the Contributory Pension scheme in the state.
Rev. Johnson revealed this while speaking at the Pension Stakeholders Forum organized by Pension Justice. Pension Justice is a Civic Tech organization championing the cause of pensioners in Nigeria. Johnson said the adoption of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS was supposed to address the numerous challenges faced by pensioners while using the Defined Pension Scheme, DPS but added that it has not relief the sufferings of the pensioners.
Johnson stressed that the disregard for the plights of pensioners is a major reason their issues are not being addressed. He said, “the non payment of pensioner’s entitlement is one challenge, yet another challenge is the nonchalant attitude to the plight of pensioners.”
Although Lagos State Government issues Retirement Bond Certificates frequently but Lagos State does not disclose the month and year the retirees that are receiving the Retirement Bond Certificates retired, and there has always been some reports that these Retirement Bond Certificates are for prior years.