Osun state retirees protest over non-payment of pension and entitlements

Osun state retirees protest over non-payment of pension and entitlements

- The issue of non-payment of pension has surfaced again in Osun state

- Pensioners are displeased with the way the government is handling the non-payment of their entitlements

- The current administration in Osun state now has to contend with pensions a former governor, Rauf Aregbesola failed to pay

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The secretariat of the Osun state government in Osogbo, the state capital was on Wednesday, November 18, locked by some pensioners over the non-payment of their 30 months entitlements.

According to Premium Times, the protesters who converged at the entrance of the secretariat prevented vehicles from moving in and out of the complex.

Osun retirees protest over non-payment of 30 months pension
Pensioners have asked Governor Oyetola to pay their entitlements. Photo: @notch_pos
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The senior citizens bearing placards with various inscriptions complained that they were dying of hunger because of nonpayment of their gratuities and pensions.

The group was among the people owed by former governor, Rauf Aregbesola under the contributory pension scheme.

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The Osun state government has not made any statement about the recent protest by the pensioners.

Legit.ng recalls that retires in Osun state demonstrated several times during the Aregbesola administration over the alleged owed pensions.

Leaders of the pensioners’ group in the state accused the Osun state government of owing several months of unpaid entitlements.

Meanwhile, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to the plan of the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to abolish pension package for former governors and their deputies.

The APC leader commended Governor Sanwo-Olu over the plan, adding that he "wholeheartedly" supported him.

Tinubu who is a former governor of Lagos made this known in a thread of tweets posted via his official Twitter page on Wednesday, November 11.

In another news, following his repeated failure to appear for the continuation of his trial, an Abuja court has ordered the police to arrest a former chairman of the defunct pension reform task team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

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The Federal High Court gave the order on Wednesday, November 18, Vanguard reported.

The trial judge, Okon Abang, revoked the bail the court earlier granted to Maina who is facing trial over alleged money laundering charges.

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