Two committees have been set up by the Ogun state government to work on the outstanding terms of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signed with the organized labour
to end the recent workers strike in the state.
One of the committees is on the disputed contributory pension scheme, while the other is on the consequential adjustment of the minimum pension.
The committees comprise top government officials and labour leaders.
Secretary to the state government, Tokunbo Talabi, inaugurating the committees in the governor’s office, Abeokuta, said the committees are mandated to critically examine the implementation of the contributory pension scheme to determine improved amount of monthly pensions payable to retirees in the state and local governments to cushion the effect of the current economic realities.
Talabi says the state government has put necessary motion in place to begin the payment of gross salaries from this month.
Head of the state civil service, Doctor Nafiu Agoro says the committees were set up to fulfill some of the terms of the MOU signed last July 1 with the organized labour.
Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Emmanuel Bankole, says he is optimistic that the outcome of the deliberation by the committees will address the lingering welfare issues.
Also, chairman of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Waheed Oloyede asks committees to ensure speedy implementation of the recommendations of the committee in line with the current economic realities.