Abiodun directs payment of N1b gratuity to Ogun pensioners
The Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun has directed the Bureau of State Pensions, to commence immediate payment of gratuity worth N1billion to pensioners in the state.
The Permanent Secretary in the Bureau, Adesoji Adewuyi, during an interview with journalists in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta said the N1b gratuity was released to ease and bring succour to the senior citizens who have served Ogun state and the local governments diligently.
Adewuyi stated that the gratuity would cater for pensioners who were scheduled for September and part of October 2014.
He added that it would also take care of part payments of Basic, Rent, and Transports (BRT) allowances for January and February 2013 of the pensioners.
According to Adewuyi, some pensioners with urgent medical needs were also attended to from the gratuity released.
The Permanent Secretary further pleaded with those who were yet to receive theirs to be patient with the present administration.
Adewuyi assured that all the pensioners in Ogun state would be paid accordingly while he also appreciated governor Abiodun for the payment of a cash palliative of N10,000 for pensioners.
The cash palliative is meant to enable them cope with the economic situation occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy for the period of three months with effect from July 2023.
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