‘Pay our gratuities’ – Ogun pensioners inform Gov Abiodun

Pensioners in Ogun State have referred to as on Governor Dapo Abiodun to pay their gratuities.

The pensioners claimed that state authorities retirees have been owed from 2014 whereas native authorities counterparts are owed from 2011.

The pensioners, who earlier protested round Abiola Approach in Abeokuta, requested Gov Abiodun to repeal what they termed “the obnoxious pension invoice”, asking him to not deprive them of their reliable pension and gratuities.

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At a press convention addressed in Abeokuta, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners within the state, Mr. Waheed Oloyede, mentioned the proposal by authorities to launch a sum of N500 million quarterly from January 2021 for cost of gratuities was unacceptable.

In accordance with Oloyede, it will take 34 years to offset the excellent N68 billion arrears the state authorities is owing the pensioners, suggesting authorities improve it to N1 billion month-to-month.

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He additionally requested authorities to remit all excellent contributory pension deductions to the suitable quarters, urging the governor to do the needful moderately than permit himself for use by sycophants.

Oloyede referred to as for the speedy increment in month-to-month pensions, saying that it was disheartening that majority of pensioners have been receiving as little as N5,000 month-to-month pension within the state.

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