Ogun explains position on contributory pension scheme
Ogun State government has restated its commitment to the welfare of its workers.
Commissioner for Finance, Adewale Oshinowo who said this in Abeokuta, stated that the government has consistently been paying monthly pensions along with the salaries of workers on its payroll.
Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Akeem Ambali had earlier alleged that the State government was owing its workers 84 months Contributory Pensions and 15 months ‘global’ deductions amounting to N1.2 billion.
But statement a by the Ministry of Finance Press Officer, Odunayo Ogunleye, assured that the government would not relent in giving priority to its serving or retired workers, regardless of the prevailing economic challenges in the country.
“We wish to inform the good people of Ogun State that pensions are disbursed on a monthly basis through the Ministry of Finance.
“We cannot afford to deny our people the right to good living and that is why even in the face of economic challenges, we have prioritised salaries and pensions deductions.
“On assumption of office, Governor Ibikunle Amosun settled the backlog of pensions dating back to 2008,” the statement read.
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