Ogun Faults Pensioners, Says It Pays N78.5bn Gratuities And Pensions Since June 2019
Ogun State Government has countered claims by the state pensioners that it paid them only N3 billion gratuities and pensions, since June 2019 when Abiodun administration assumed office.
The controversy, followed claim by Governor Dapo Abiodun during the town hall meeting on the proposed Ogun State 2023 budget for the Ogun east in Ijebu Ode, that his administration had paid over N70 billion on gratuities and pensions.
The state branch of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners on Wednesday at a news conference in Abeokuta, disputed claims by the Governor, saying only N3 billion was paid, according to its record.
But the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, in a statement on Thursday, made public the breakdown and analysis of the monthly payment of pensions and gratuities paid since June 2019.
According to the breakdown of the payment to retired civil servants between June 2019 to date, amounted to N78.5 billion.
Somorin said despite the financial challenges facing the state government , the Abiodun administration will continue to give priority to the welfare of senior citizens in the state.