Oyo pays N201m gratuity for 90 retirees
The Oyo State Government has released the sum N201.5m to offset the outstanding gratuities of 90 retirees.The government said that the payment was for the year 2011 to January 2012 gratuity for the retired civil servants and teachers under the payroll of the state government across all the grade levels.
The State Head of Service (HoS), Mrs. Olawumi Ogunesan, while disbursing the cheques on behalf of the State Government to the beneficiaries at the Old Ministry of Establishment and Training, Secretariat, Ibadan, assured that government will continue to pay the gratuities to the Pensioners based on merit without any influence or favour.
Mrs. Ogunesan, represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of Service, Mrs. Adejoke Eyitayo, said that government was making concerted efforts to ease the pains of the pensioners in the state, stressing that the disbursement was done to make life meaningful for the senior citizens who had served the state meritoriously for thirty-five years.
The HoS appealed to those that are yet to receive theirs not to lose hope, noting that efforts are in top gear towards the payment of their gratuities as soon as possible.
Mrs Ogunesan advised the beneficiaries not to venture into a business without having in-depth knowledge in such business and abstain from fraudsters.Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Owoeye Taiwo and Mr. Adewuyi Ajani thanked the Oyo State Government and Governor Abiola Ajimobi for paying the gratuities despite paucity of funds in the State.