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Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Blue3k(m): 3:35pm On May 03
BBC Africa Eye goes undercover to expose an ineffective and corrupt pension system in Nigeria, which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, yet grants some politicians outrageous retirement packages.

Reporter Yemisi Adagoke travels to Cross River State to meet "Ghost Pensioners" – elderly people whom the state declared dead and deprived of their pensions.

Some of them are forced to rely on financial support from their relatives and are subjected to dehumanising treatment from the state officials for petitioning for their pensions to be reinstated.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C1pf9Q4ETE

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by SportsHD: 3:44pm On May 03
Abdul Rasheed Maina.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Dcube212: 3:44pm On May 03
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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by triple996(m): 3:50pm On May 03
goodluck started diz nonsense.
now abia, ebonyi, anambra etc can't pay salaries. meanwhile elrufai is paying pentioneers minimum wagesgrin

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Blue3k(m): 3:58pm On May 03
It's honestly amazing the country isn't in open rebellion after seeing your parents and grandparents be ripped off while these politicians give themselves outlandish pensions. Think about how disgusting it is to bribe some government bureaucrat after decades of service. Serving the state is bad idea when you look how they treat their low level workers.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Ekakamba: 12:02pm On May 04






Maina and his cohorts are in the best position to elucidate on this matter.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Deathforall: 12:02pm On May 04
cry
This useless country

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by PeaceIlya: 12:02pm On May 04
angry
Like they say, "place every government officials on minimum wages and see how things will change"
Greedy country. If you don't loot during service hunger will kill u during retirement. So many today in civil service on 50 to 100k salary. Lord help them in future o

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by lindareep: 12:02pm On May 04
Corruption
Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by PAWG(m): 12:03pm On May 04
Government wasn't expecting them to live beyond 5 years cheesy

I guess the wage burden has become too much

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Kenny242(m): 12:04pm On May 04
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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by bolaayenimo: 12:04pm On May 04
Even when the pension was paid, its mere peanut. Old men receiving N10k as pension

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by lastempero: 12:04pm On May 04
This pension whatever should be scrapped in Nigeria seriously.
Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by ictjobber: 12:04pm On May 04
Because the heart of an average Nigerian man is as black as his skin..

Evil doesn't even begin to describe what Nigerians are.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Thegracefulness: 12:05pm On May 04
Believe it or not, this country is the worst thing that can happen to a poor man.

There’s so many persons out there who aren’t fortunate enough to have had wealthy parents. Like the majority, they worked their asses off in school, struggled for government paying jobs so they could at least feed their families, and amidst all the delays in payment of wages during their working days, they still retire to a meagre sum—or in some cases, die whilst still in service. And the government is unable to pay their families their death benefits, or pay their pensions. How do you expect the poor man’s family to survive? These persons in charge of making these organisations work, how do you sleep at night, with filled stomachs, not realising that over a million other families struggle on one side of their bed with crumbs in their bellies.

There’s this very popular thread on Nairaland with over 50k views, it is of people lamenting. Families hoping that they pay their death benefits and accrued pension rights.

https://www.nairaland.com/1489204/how-pension-managers-cheating-nigerians

The government—forget whatever party you belong to right now, both the APC, and PDP, even APGA. They are all bunch of incapable dogs.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by BuharFulani: 12:06pm On May 04
At all cost invest in something before you retire. Make plans for it.

In the village we see them all the time. Sitting outside their new houses with little except the house they built to show for all the years they spent labouring for the government

Some couldn't even complete their houses and they move in like that. Retirement is not the dream they sell to you. Don't believe it. Most times as soon as they return to the village things becomes hard and they start going to that farm they abandoned a long time ago.

You left the farm in your youth to go work for the government only to come back to it in your old age because the government sold you a vision of Eldorado

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Thegoodtravels: 12:06pm On May 04
This is sad.
Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Cousin9999: 12:06pm On May 04
This is interesting considering what the UK did to the Windrush generation. They need to worry about their own mess.
Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by NairaIand: 12:06pm On May 04
Because of corruption in the Country


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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by happney65: 12:06pm On May 04
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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Lanre4uonly(m): 12:07pm On May 04
This is worrisome.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by dancewith: 12:07pm On May 04
This is terrible. How did this country degenerate to this level. From successive govts

Sad

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by olaboy33(m): 12:07pm On May 04
I followed Nigeria Info FM this morning where the issue was discussed and the BBC correspondent was interviewed.

It was really really sad, the stories callers narrated.

There was a story of a frail old man who was paid 700 cash as pension and still had to part away with 200 to the government staffs sharing the money.

Nigeria is just a reflection of who majority of Nigerians are, both the top and bottom are endemically corrupt.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Lexusgs430: 12:08pm On May 04
Nigeria in it's present form, is only befitting for the politically exposed........


They continually earmark super duper bumper pension packages, for themselves..... Whilst those that need financial assistance most, are placed below the garri/breadline........

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by azpekuliar(m): 12:08pm On May 04
I watched that documentary and was so hurt right down to my bone marrow. Some people should just be lined up and shot.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Blaizy9(m): 12:10pm On May 04
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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by Abdulquadrimuha(m): 12:10pm On May 04
The most wicked, despicable, ignoble and draconic politician are found in Hell-hole called Nigeria.

And the most interesting at the same time sad thing is that come 2023 this people would still come out en masse to vote this nonentities.

Praising and hailing their oppressor. See Nigeria is gone don't let anybody decisive you.

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Re: Retirement Hell: Why Many Nigerian Pensioners Are Denied Access To Their Pension by quentin06: 12:13pm On May 04
Very common with govt sector, high level corruption and racketeering.

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