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Retirees protest as Osun govt claims release of N300 million pension arrears

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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has launched pension arrears of N300 million for retired civil servants and staff in Osun State.

An announcement by Dr. Festus Oyebade, the Head of Service within the state mentioned the fund made accessible was for 1,501 retirees.

The assertion mentioned the N300 million was not a part of the statutory remittances that the governor makes accessible month-to-month.

The statutory remittance in response to the assertion contains the sum of N508 million authorized for the fee of retired civil servants and a further sum of N150 million authorized for the fee of retirees underneath the contributory pensions scheme.

The Head of Service additionally mentioned the names of chosen retirees have been posted on the discover board of the Ministry of Info and Civic Orientation, State Pension Bureau, Native Authorities Pension Bureau and the Workplace of the Head of Service.

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In the meantime, on Tuesday some teams of pensioners who mentioned they haven’t been paid their gratuities since 2016 launched into a peaceable protest to press house their calls for.

The protesting pensioners who had been seen carrying totally different placards and chanting anti-government songs in several components of Osogbo mentioned the federal government underneath the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola had refused to pay them their gratuities, pensions and 30 months half wage arrears which have been accruing since 2016.

They claimed that each one the noise in regards to the pension was simply strange political discuss as nothing has been concretely executed to handle their pensions and gratuities.

They accused Governor Oyetola of being the mind behind the half wage they had been paid in the course of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.

”There isn’t a approach the governor can exonerate himself from the half wage situation as a result of, underneath the previous administration of Rauf Aregbesola, he was the Chief Of Employees” they alleged.

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