Ogun councils pensioners seek payment of gratuities from 2011 to date

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Retired workers of the Ogun State’s local governments, including primary schools teachers, have asked the state government to pay their gratuities, accumulating, since 2011.

The councils pensioners, under the auspices of the local government pensioners association of Nigeria, said the unpaid gratuities now run into billions of naira.

For instance, the pensioners allege that over N3 billion they contributed under the contributory pension scheme, is still with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Finance commissioner, Wale Osinowo while defending the state’s 2018 budget last December before the Ogun State House of Assembly, promised that part of the gratuities will be cleared latest last month.

But the state chairman of the association, Chief Sikirulah Ayilara told Rockcity FM, that nothing has changed in the last seven years, despite several of such promises made by the state government to clear part of the gratuities.

Ayilara explained that the association had written several letters to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, to consider the payment of the gratuities to the local government pensioners, with no response.

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