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NEWS UPDATE: Oyetola releases fresh N708m for Osun pensioners

NEWS UPDATE: Oyetola releases fresh N708m for Osun pensioners

The Osun Province Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has released the amount of N708 million for the payment of pension to retirees in the province.

This was made known by the province’s Chief of Service, Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Monday.

The breakdown of the payment, according to the statement, indicated that the amount of N508 million was approved to pay pensions of retired civil servants under the Old Pension Scheme piece the amount of N150 million was approved to pay selected retirees based on merit under the Contributory Pensions Scheme.

Also, the total amount of N50 million will be used to offset division of the gratuities of retired officers under the Old Pensions Scheme.

The statement also explained that the listing of names of the selected retirees has been posted on the notice boards of the Ministry building of Information and Civil Orientation; Province Pensions Bureau and the Business office of the Chief of Service.

Meanwhile, several civil societies and other pensioners’ groups in the province have berated the province regime for blowing its trumpet whenever such funds are released to pensioners.

The loudest critics have been the opposition Peoples Democratic Political party (PDP) which has continually stated that payment of pensions to retirees was their right and not a regime achievement.

Recall that in tardily Oct, a grouping of pensioners had taken to the streets and marched to the province regime secretariat, Abeere in protestation of the province regime’s continued delay in the payment of their gratuities.

An activeness which the province regime labelled as existence the handiwork of detractors and opposition hell-bent on bringing downwardly the administration and casting aspersions on its laudable achievements.

The province regime, in enjoin to douse the tension created by the retirees’ protests, had advised them not to be willing tools in the paw of the opposition.

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