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Okiro Blamed For The Inability Of Tabling Gratuity Of 6,000 Police Retirees Problem Before Buhari

By Tom Garba, Yola
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A retiree of the Nigerian Police from Adamawa state, Mr Wayas Wesley, has blamed the chairman Police Service Commission, Retired Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, for not presenting the plight of police retirees during his recent visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wesley in a statement in Yola said it was not fair for Okiro to only discussed the issue of recruitment of 10,000 policemen with the president ignoring the over 6000 policemen who for more than a decade were still waiting for their gratuity for more than a decade.

"It is very unfortunate for Mr Okiro IGP (RTD) who is a retired police chief that knows the plight of police retirees in which over 6000 are yet to get their gratuity for the past 11 years talkless of monthly pension.", Wesley said.

He lamented that police retirees were undergoing serious hardship and something urgently needed to be done to help them.

Wesley said many of them were dying point out that last month along four retirees died waiting for the gratuity in Adamawa.