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My struggle against pension corruption yielded fruit – Activist

Mr Okenwa Enyeribe, who runs a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as the Revolutionary Council of the Nigerian People, was arrested for climbing the building in…

Mr Okenwa Enyeribe, who runs a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as the Revolutionary Council of the Nigerian People, was arrested for climbing the building in protest against the looting of pension funds.
Speaking at a protest held in Abuja recently, Enyeribe said he decided to take the action because “men and women of the country who retired after years of service could not receive their monies to access medicare. The pension industry has collapsed. I went and preached against the corruption and they arrested me.”
He was interrogated and later released, an ordeal which he said he never regretted.
“They gave me escort and asked me to go. But it yielded fruit because President Goodluck Jonathan later signed the Pension Reform Bill and what is remaining now is implementation. My climbing to the rooftop of the Head of Service building did not go in vain,” he said.
However, Enyeribe is not yet done with the pension industry as he is still concerned in why the Senate “demanded N2 billion bribe from the Pension Reform Taskforce (PRTF) to give it a pass mark.”

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