Ogun State Pensioners have again took their protests over the unpaid gratuities to the State Governor’s Office at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
The pensioners, under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of being the enemy of pensioners over the unpaid gratuities, put at over N60 billion.
They marched from their State Secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta, carrying placards with various anti-government slogans to the Governor’s office, insisting on seeing the Governor, who has traveled out of the country.
The State Union Chairman, Waheed Oloyede, addressing newsmen, expresses concern that another quarter is ending without the release of the agreed N500 million quarterly payment.
He, however, complains that it would take 34 years for the State Government to clear the gratuities arrears with the N500 million quarterly payment.
Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, addresing the pensioners, assured them that a meeting would be arranged for them to meet the Governor when he return from his trip this week.
Talabi says government is trying its best to address their demands, but limited by the paucity of funds.