Osun state retirees have took to the street to protest about not being paid the government on the other hand claims the disburse of N300 Million arrears.
Some pensioners who said they have not been paid their gratuities since 2016 has embarked on a peaceful protest to press home their demand.
The protestors who were seen carrying different placards and chanting anti-government songs in different parts of Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria, said the government led by the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola had refused to pay them their gratuities, pensions and 30 months half salary arrears which have been accruing since 2016.
The protesting pensioners claimed that all the noise about the pension was just ordinary political talk as nothing has been concretely done to take care of their pensions and gratuities.
They accused Governor Oyetola of being the brain behind the half salary they were paid during the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.
”There is no way the governor can exonerate himself from the half salary issue because, under the past administration of Rauf Aregbesola, he was the Chief Of Staff” they alleged.
You will recall that some week back a statement by Dr. Festus Oyebade, the Head of Service in Osun state said the fund made available was for 1,501 retirees.
The statement said the N300 million was not part of the statutory remittances that the governor makes available monthly.
The statutory remittance according to the statement includes the sum of N508 million approved for the payment of retired civil servants and an additional sum of N150 million approved for the payment of retirees under the contributory pensions scheme.