The Chairman of the Native Authorities Pensioners Affiliation of Nigeria, (LOGPAN) Ogun State department, Chief Sikiru Ayilara has frowned on the insistence of Governor Dapo Abiodun to proceed paying the sum of 5 Hundred million naira (₦500m) on a quarterly foundation in an effort to clear the backlog of excellent gratuity.
Chief Ayilara said that it was inhuman for the governor to insist on spreading the excellent fee throughout thirty-four years (34), lamenting that almost all of the pensioners could not reside to obtain their sweats of thirty-five (35) years.
“We thank our governor for the fee however we don’t admire it as a result of in case you divide sixty-eight billion naira excellent with 5 hundred million naira each three months, it should take thirty-four years and that was when he resumed workplace in 2019.
“By now the cash is greater than that which means that by the point he might be leaving workplace, the fee extension might be greater than sixty years,” he said.
The Chairman cited examples of Oyo and Borno states governors that had been thoughtful sufficient in paying gratuity with substantial quantities: N7.6bn and N16bn respectively.
“Oyo state paid N7.6billion naira as gratuity. In Borno state, as a lot as Boko Haram is disturbing them, the governor paid N16billion naira. Are we saying the 2 states are richer than Ogun State?
“Consider it: somebody retired at age sixty, his gratuity is just not paid for ten years and the governor now promised to unfold the fee for thirty-four years. Is it not oblique methods of claiming go and take your pension within the grave!
“To worsen the scenario, after they had been reaching the settlement, we the stakeholders weren’t invited”, Ayilara lamented.
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