Again, Ogun pensioners shriek unpaid gratuities


Pensioners in Ogun Squawk include any other time stormed the Governor’s office in Oke Mosan to disrupt govt activities by locking the main gate into the Squawk Secretariat in Abeokuta, the pronounce capital.

The pensioners, under the umbrella of the Native Govt Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN), had been protesting for months, the non-price of their 10 years prominent N68 billion gratuities.

It will likely be recalled that the pensioners include protested over their unpaid gratuity three cases in about four months.

In September, they blocked the 2 main gates of the secretariat leading to the seat of energy within the pronounce.

Additionally in June, the pensioners clashed with some security brokers who shut them out of the pronounce secretariat as soon as they had been advancing in direction of the Governor’s office, as fragment of their protests in opposition to delayed gratuities.

Protesting Ogun pensioners
Protesting Ogun pensioners

One other shriek

The retirees staged but any other shriek on Thursday and this time, they demanded an target audience with Governor Dapo Abiodun.

After overwhelming the protection brokers at the gate, the protesters took over the doorway, combating the doorway and exit of any individual.

The recent Squawk Head of Service, Nafiu Aigoro, led the pronounce officials to enchantment to the aggrieved protesting senior civil servants.

Talking with them, Mr Aigoro promised that they (govt) will make sure an supreme existence for them, despite reasonably a few challenges at the 2d being confronted by the govt.

The Head of Service also instructed them that the hot administration “became as soon as not ignorant of their ranking 22 situation”.

“This govt will repeatedly prioritise the welfare of the pensioners and make sure frequent price of their pensions despite the dwindling financial distress being witnessed within the pronounce and the nation at substantial,” he acknowledged.

Mr Aigoro, who is accurate about three days in office, also promised to organise a assembly between the governor and the native govt retirees internal a few weeks.

“Sooner or later of the next couple of weeks, we’d gain an target audience with the governor to gain to the backside of all prominent elements,” he acknowledged, together with that “as a promise-keeping administration, no stone will be left unturned to be certain staff and pensioners wellbeing and welfare.”

Responding, the Squawk Chairman of the Native Govt Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN) Sikiru Ayilara, appealed to the pronounce govt to search out a permanent resolution to the price of month-to-month pensions, gratuities, overview of month-to-month pensions, and the resuscitation of Board of Bureau of Native Govt Pensions, amongst others.

He also notorious that even supposing the govthad made efforts by releasing N500 million quarterly, “that received’t be ample till the governor meets pensioners to keep up a correspondence about some elements together with the amplify within the month-to-month pension”.

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