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Politicians Who Receive Pensions Are Fraudulent – TUC Boss



Williams Babalola

President, Trade Union Congress, Mr Quadri Olaleye, has said that political office holders do not qualify to be paid pension saying that those that have taken so far are defrauding the nation.

Speaking at a media parley in Abuja, Olaleye lamented the abuse of power by political officers stressing that under the pension law, they are not captured because they do not serve beyond eight years in an elective position.

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“As elected officeholder, the highest you can stay in office is eight years, so you are not qualified under pension law. All the conditions put in place for pension, they are totally disqualified, they are not qualified for it.

“So based on the parametres, I want to say they are not entitled to pension and whatever they have taken as pension is a fraud against the Nigerian populace,” he stated.

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