Ogun pensioners to sue state government over alleged pension law violation

Ogun State council of the National Union of Pensioners, is threatening to sue the state government, for allegedly violating the nation’s pensions law.

The association’s state chairman, Olujimi Odukoya, issuing the threat at a news conference in Abeokuta, said the scrapping of the Bureau of Local Government Pensions by the state government, is illegal.

According to him, the takeover of the functions of the bureau, by the state accountant general, is unconstitutional.

Odukoya also alleged that the state government violated the pensions law by introducing a new guideline for the payment of gratuity based only on basic salary, rent and transport.

“Retired primary school teachers have continued to clamour for the review of their pensions from 1991 to 2010 while their gratuities had remained unpaid from 2011 to date.

“Like the retired primary school teachers, the gratuities of state pensioners were paid up to June, 2013 only.

“The union had been rejecting these violations of the pension laws but the state government had gone ahead with its illegal act,’’ he said.

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