Aggrieved Retirees Sue FG Over Alleged Disparity In Pension Policy
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 21, 2022
Retirees in the six geo-political zones of the country have dragged the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court in Abuja challenging an alleged discrimination in the implementation of Pension Policy in the country.
The retirees are specifically challenging the alleged refusal of the Federal Government to review upward, their pensions in line with provisions of section 173 of the 1999 Constitution.
In the suit filed on their behalf by Chief Chiesonu Okpoko (SAN), the retirees are asking the court to determine the legality and applicability of section 173 of the 1999 Constitution, Pension Acts of 2004 and 2014 and circulars issued by the Federal Government agencies relating to pension implementations.
The six defendants in the suit are Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Minister of Labour and Employment, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Director General, National Pension Commission and Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.
Meanwhile, hearing in the suit comes up on November 21 at Court 2 of the National Industrial Court in Abuja.