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Adeleke reiterates commitment to payment of pensions, entitlements

 Adeleke reiterates commitment to payment of pensions, entitlements

By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to continuing paying the pension for retired workers in the state.

The Governor while reacting to a claim by the opposition that he has not been paying pension, noted that his administration has been consistent in paying some of the accrued pensions, owed by previous governments, from the inception of his administration.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, a copy received by OSUN DEFENDER, said stakeholders were aware of the sustained efforts of the current government to pay up the inherited pensions.

“While we have ascertained and confirmed that the rumour of a planned protest is not true, we alert the public to the spreading of the fake news designed to offend and confuse the contributory pensioners who are strong supporters of Governor Adeleke.

“We assert that the pensioners and other stakeholders are aware of sustained efforts of the current government to pay up the inherited pensions.

“It may also interest stakeholders to note that the Governor has 48 hours ago directed the hosting of an emergency consultative meeting with contributory pensioners to table full data before them and agree on a path to further payments.

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Alimi gave the breakdown of payments made to both the contributory pensioners and old pensioners in the state, from 28th November 2022 till date as follows: “MONTHLY PENSION (Old Pension Scheme) – Three billion naira (N3 billion).

“PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS – Two billion, nine hundred and sixteen million, two hundred and twenty-four thousand, three hundred and forty-one naira and thirty kobo (N2,916,224,341: 30).

“LOCAL GOVERNMENT STAFF PENSIONERS – One billion, Sixty-two million, Four Hundred and Sixty-nine thousand, Seven hundred and Forty-three naira, Eighty-six Kobo (N1,062,469,743 : 86).

“Regarding Death Benefits:

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS – Three hundred and Twenty-four million, Two hundred and Eighty-nine thousand, Five hundred and Ninety naira, Sixty-two Kobo (N324,289,590: 62).

“LOCAL GOVERNMENT STAFF PENSIONERS – Nine-six million, One hundred and Eighty-one thousand, Thirty-two naira, Ninety-two Kobo (N96,181,032: 92).

“MONTHLY PENSION (Contributory Pension) Remittances:

PRIMARY SCHOOL – One billion, Eighty-three million, One hundred and Ninety-seven thousand, two hundred and Sixty-five naira, Thirty-six Kobo (N1,083,197,265:36).

“LOCAL GOVERNMENT STAFF PENSIONERS – Six hundred and One million, Seven hundred and Seventy-four thousand, Thirty-two naira, Thirty-two kobo (N601,774,032:32).


PRIMARY SCHOOL – One billion, Nine hundred and Eleven million, Three hundred and Seventy thousand, Two hundred and Eleven naira, Forty-four Kobo (N1,911,370,211:44).

“LOCAL GOVT STAFF PENSIONERS – Seven hundred and Eight million, Forty-one thousand, Three hundred and Seventy-eight naira, Ninety-seven Kobo (N708,041,378:97).”

The government appreciates the Pensioners and especially the contributory pensioners for their understanding, resilience, and appreciation of the high level of commitment already shown by the government and urges them to distance themselves from evil operatives of the previous regime who were responsible for the pension debt in the first place.

As we remind the public and pensioners that Governor Adeleke has workers’ welfare as a number on his agenda, we affirm that the Governor has the best interest of workers, pensioners, and the public at heart and his government will therefore not under any circumstances deny retirees their due rights and privileges.

The government reiterated its commitment to the good people of Osun state, and asked that the lying opposition party be shunned, as they are mischief makers.

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