Police Pension Department (PPD)

 
OVERVIEW OF POLICE PENSION DEPARTMENT (PPD)

Babagana Kaigama Ag. Director, PPD
Babagana Kaigama
Ag. Director, PPD

The Police Pension Office (PPO) was initially established by degree 75 of 1993 as an Extra Ministerial Department under the Ministry of Police Affairs and existed as such up until November, 2013 when it became a department under the newly established Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD). The Police Pension Department is responsible for the payment of Gratuity and Pension of Police pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) i.e pensioners who retired on or before 30th June 2007 and did not transit to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

FUNCTIONS

The functions of the department include but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring regular and timely payment of pensions to all retired police officers
  • Payment of death benefits and entitlements to Next of Kins (NOK’S) of deceased officers
  • Maintaining a credible and comprehensive database of retired police officers
  • Preparing budgetary estimates for pension payments and pension liabilities
  • Conducting regular verification of retired police officers under the DBS

 

STRUCTURE

The department is headed by a Director and is structured into two divisions, namely Pension Admin and Pension Accounts. The Director reports to the Executive Secretary.

 

GRATUITY AND PENSION

Gratuity is a lump sum payment made to a retiring officer while Pension is a monthly stipend paid to a retired officer after qualifying years of service.

 

CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH PENSION AND GRATUITY WILL BE PAID

  • On voluntary retirement after qualifying years of service :
  • 10 years up to 31st March, 1977
  • 15 years from 1st April, 1977
  • 10 years from 1st June, 1992
  • On compulsory retirement at the age of 60 years and 35 years of service whichever comes earlier
  • On compulsory retirement for the purpose of reorganization/reform
  • On the advice of a properly constituted medical board certifying that the officer is no longer mentally capable of carrying out the functions of that office
  • On total or permanent disability while in the service
  • On abolition of his office as a result of re-organization

 

CATEGORIES OF PENSIONERS

  1. REGULAR

This is a police officer who has served the Nigeria Police Force for 10 or 15 to 35 years or attained 60 years of age.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of enlistment/gazette of first appointment
  • Evidence of last promotion or gazette of publication/signal
  • Retirement letter approved by a competent authority:
  • SPO s-letter from Police Service Commission
  • Inspector: Force Order /Signal
  • Rank and File/ State Order or Signal
  • Letter of introduction/ identification from last command served
  • Duly stamped and signed NUBAN compliance Bank Statement of Account with Bank Logo
  • Evidence of Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  • One colored passport size photograph
  1. DUE PENSIONER

This is a police officer who voluntarily or for other reasons retired but has not yet attained the age of 45 at the time of retirement.This retiree would have been paid his or her gratuity on retirement but not enrolled unto the monthly pension payroll until he/she attains 45 years of age.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of enlistment/gazette of first appointment
  • Retirement letter approved by a competent authority:
  • SPO s-letter from Police Service Commission
  • Inspector: Force Order /Signal
  • Rank and File/ State Order or Signal
  • Birth certificate/declaration of age
  • Letter of introduction/identification from last command
  • Duly stamped and signed NUBAN compliance Bank Statement of Account with Bank Logo
  • Evidence of Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  • Number of passport photographs as required- One colored passport size photograph
  1. MERGER OF SERVICE

This is a police officer who merged his services from the Army/Military to the Police Force

 DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Discharge certificate from Army/Military
  • Receipt of refund of gratuity paid by the military
  • Approval letter of Merger of service from the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
  • Pension Advice
  • Stamped and signed NUBAN compliance Bank statement with Bank Logo
  • Evidence of Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  1. WAR AFFECTED POLICE OFFICERS

These are officers who were recruited into the Nigerian Police Force but later joined the Biafra Army and fought against the Federal Government of Nigeria during the civil war that ended in 1970. They were granted national pardon by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration on 29th May 2000 and therefore qualified for pensions

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Amnesty from the Police Service Commission
  • Introduction letter from Association of War Affected Police Officers

 

  1. SECTION 5

These are the Next-Of-Kins of deceased pensioners who died of natural causes while in service. The Next-of-Kins (NOK) is chosen by the deceased Police officer to inherit his entitlement peradventure he dies a natural death

  • The Next-of- kin could be the child of the deceased police officer, wife, brother, parent or any relation as chosen by the deceased police officer when he was alive
  • SPOs (Senior Police Officer): -Two (2) Next of Kins
  • Rank and files: One (1) NOK

ENTITLEMENTS UNDER SECTION 5

  • Officers who died naturally while in the service-(Gratuity & 5 years accrued pension)
  • Officers who retired and died while processing their retirement benefits (Gratuity & 5 years accrued pension)
  • Officers who retired and have received gratuity but dies before enrolment for monthly pension receives five (5) years accrued pension
  • Officers who are already on monthly pension payroll but have not received up to 5 years Pension before their death receives balance of pension for the remaining months or years as applicable

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT

  • Evidence of last promotion or gazette of publication/signal
  • Letter of introduction/ identification from last command served
  • Affidavit as of Next-of-Kins
  • Letter of administration
  • Deceased officer’s Bank Statement
  • Death certificate of the deceased police officer from a Government recognized hospital
  • Duly stamped and signed NUBAN compliance Bank Statement of Account with Bank Logo
  • Number of passport photographs as required- One colored passport size photograph
  • SPOs: Joint Bank Account for the Next-of-Kins
  • Rank and File: A single Account of the NoK as designated by the deceased police officer before his death

 

  1. SECTION 6

These are the NoKs of deceased pensioners who die in the line of duty/in the field by accident or of unnatural causes while in service.

ENTITLEMENTS UNDER SECTION 6

  • The deceased police officer’s entitlements are to be paid to his Next-of-kin (child/children and the wife).
  • Apart from the gratuity, the widow and the children (maximum of six) are entitled to monthly pensions
  • 1/9 of his accrued pensions until each of the child attain 18 years of age or death
  • 1/3 of his accrued pensions for the widow if she remained unmarried and of good character

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of introduction of Next-of kin from the command where the officer last served
  • Death certificate of the officer
  • Police Extract
  • Letter of Administration
  • Deceased officer’s Bank Statement
  • Stamped and signed NUBAN compliance Bank Statement with Bank Logo
  • One bank account for the widow
  • Another bank account opened in the name of the youngest child for the children  who have not attained the age of 18 years
  • Comprehensive Police Investigative Report indicating the nature of duty being performed at the time of the accident
  • Photocopy of children’s birth certificates or sworn declaration of age of not more than six (6) children with each passport photograph attached.