Osun pensioners demand 4 years entitlements

Osun pensioners demand 4 years entitlements

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Contributory pensioners in Osun state have protested the non-payment of their four years benefits by the state government.

The protesting pensioners who consist retirees of primary and secondary schools and civil servant in the state said the state government was yet to pay their terminal benefits.

Addressing a press conference at the NUJ Press Centre in Osogbo, the spokesperson of Forum of Contributory Pensioners in the state, Comrade Gbenga Adeosun said the immediate past governor, Rauf Aregbseola did not give their case any attention.

Adeosun said several letters had been written to the incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on the need for him to pay their bonds as the governor did not give them listening ears since the inception of his administration.

He said the retired workers have been deprived of government counterpart funds and the accrued returns on the invested funds.

He said retired primary and secondary school teachers had parted with seven and half percent of their salaries while in service to the contributory pension scheme saying that the pensioners are “terribly suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty.”

“We gather here to further appeal to Oyetola, to, without further delay, release enough funds to cater for the retirement benefits of this category of pensioners in the state.

“Going down memory lane, it should be placed on record that this forum held this type of press conference on December 25, 2017; when we observed that the Government of the then governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola did not give our case any attention. This was after series of letters written to the then governor, through the then Head of Service, Mr. Yinka Owoeye.”

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Osun pensioners demand 4 years entitlements

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