Ogun Pays Over N70bn Gratuities, Pensions To Retired Workers Since 2019
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state says his administration has paid over N70 billion to retired civil servants as gratuities and pensions in the past three and a half years.
He blames the Daniel and Amosun administrations for the huge arrears, for failing to clear the entitlements of retired civil servants during their tenure.
The governor speaking in Ijebu Ode at the town hall meeting of Ogun East on the proposed 2023 budget, also promised to clear the arrears of other entitlements of serving civil servants.
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According to the governor, the entitlements include the global deductions, leave bonuses, and others, would be paid when the finances of the state improves.
Abiodun also says that the ground breaking for the construction of the proposed Olokola deep seaport would soon take place.
Another project, he adds is the extension of the Lagos light rail system from Okokomaiko to Agbara.