Pensioners in Ogun State have appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to increase the N500 million quarterly gratuity payment to N2 billion to offset the N64.4 billion outstanding gratuities.
The pensioners said the increase would go a long way in offsetting the backlog of unpaid gratuities.
The senior citizens, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union Pensioners (NUP), Ogun State chapter made the appeal while addressing journalists in Abeokuta.
The Chairman of NUP, Waidi Oloyede, described the Contributory Pension Scheme Review and Consequential Pensions Adjustment Committee set up to address the demands of workers and pensioners in the state as “a ruse and a calculated ploy to frustrate our legitimate demands, discredit the NUP leadership and also build mistrust in the rank and file of our union.”
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The pensioners berated the governor over his failure to implement the agreements signed with them in a Memorandum of Action (MOA) over four months ago.