Ogun Govt Disburses N1bn For Payment Of Gratuities TO Pensioners - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Ogun Govt Disburses N1bn For Payment Of Gratuities TO Pensioners


Governor Dapo Abiodun has directed the Ogun State Pension Bureau to commence the immediate disbursement of N1billion for payment of gratuities to both State and Local Government pensioners.

The Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Mrs. Olubukola Adeniregun, who made this known during an interview at her office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the State Government has been prioritising the payment of gratuity to pensioners who had contributed meaningfully in their active years to take the State to the current pedestal.
"You will recall that Prince Dapo Abiodun during the interactive session with pensioners at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, increased the quarterly disbursement of their gratuity from N600m to N1BN. Now, he has matched words with action, signifying a leader with the rare quality of promise made, promise kept", she said.

Adeniregun further noted that the payment of monthly Pensions had been regular and the quarterly disbursement of gratuity to pensioners has equally been continuous, adding that the State Governor has given irrevocable approval for the prompt payment of monthly Pensions to take effect before the salary of serving workers.
She posited that under the ongoing palliative measures being put in place by the State Government, the senior citizens were not left out, as they have been paid their N10,000 monthly palliative to cushion the effect of subsidy removal, adding that the N10,000 is expected to be paid for three consecutive months at the initial instance.
In their separate submissions, the trio of the Chairmen of the Pensioners' Associations namely, Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN), Pastor Benedict Ademoye, Association of Retired Primary School Teachers Ogun State (ARPSTOS), Mr. Zaacheous Adekoya, and Retired Primary School Teachers Association of Nigeria (REPSTAN), Mrs. Caroline Oguntola; appreciated the Governor, for the increment in the quarterly disbursement of gratuity of retirees from N600millon to N1billion

They described the regular payment of monthly Pensions as worthy of commendation, urging him to continue his good works at making life more abundant for the senior citizens.
They admonished their fellow pensioners to be patient with the present dispensation, saying the Prince Dapo  Abiodun-led administration has shown that the welfare and well-being of Pensioners will not be taken for granted.

The Chairmen also appealed to members to ignore news which is not verifiable but should contact the Associations for any clarification (s) where the need arises.


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