Pensioners Get N3.6bn As Gratuities Since March 2021- Ogun Govt - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, November 18, 2022

Pensioners Get N3.6bn As Gratuities Since March 2021- Ogun Govt


Ogun State Government says a  sum of N3.6billion  has been paid as part of the outstanding gratuities to pensioners in the state including those in the 20 Local Governments since March, 2021 till date

Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Mrs. Olubukola Adeniregun stated this at the State Government Secretariat in Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, during the quarterly  disbursement of the outstanding gratuities to beneficiaries which has been increased to N600million for the third quarter  of this fiscal year from the previous N500million quarterly payment

She said that the  increment was in fulfilment of the promise made by  Governor Dapo Abiodun's administration  to increase the quarterly disbursement of gratuties , to cater for the welfare and wellbeing of the senior citizens who served the State diligently.

Adeniregun revealed  that 237 Local Government Pensioners had benefited from the quarterly disbursement of gratuity by the present administration from the 1st-3rd quarter of 2022 

 On her part the Director, Contributory Pension in the Bureau of State Pensions, Mrs. Mojisola Okpandu, disclosed that the government had released funds for payment to those scheduled for July, 2014 and part of Basic, Rents and Transports (BRT) for December, 2012.

Mrs. Okpandu stated that the present administration would continue to honour and respect senior citizens by paying their entitlements as promised, appreciating the Governor Abiodun for his fulfilment.

She urged the pensioners that have yet to receive theirs to be patient with the administration as it would soon get to their turn.

In their separate remarks, the Chairmen, Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN) and Association of Retired Primary School Teachers Ogun State (ARPSTOS), Pastor Benedict   Ademoye and Mr.  Zacheaus Adekoya respectively,  commended the Governor  for the step, pleading that the State government should ensure the continuous  and steady  disbursement  of gratuity.

Some of the beneficiaries praised the Governor for increasing the gratuity to N600million and the payment of the monthly pensions as and when due, while appealing to him to continue his good work.


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