Breaking: Pensioners block Osun secretariat over unpaid entitlement

Breaking: Pensioners block Osun secretariat over unpaid entitlement

Hundreds of retired workers of Osun state government on Thursday, July 25, laid seige at the state secretariat, carrying various placards to protest their unpaid entitlements.

The elderly men and women who are members of the Osun state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners have been protesting for three days over the alleged non-payment of their gratuities and pensions by the state government.

Punch reports that some of the protesters could be seen booing and jeering at the occupants of a campaign vehicle of the Chief of Staff, Gboyega Oyetola, a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that the pensioners in Osun state on Tuesday, July 24, hit the streets in a protest against the non-payment of their pensions and gratuities.

Hundreds of retirees gathered at Ayetoro area of the town as early as 7am and marched towards the popular Olaiya junction singing and praying to God to save them from starvation.

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The retirees said the government was owing them 18 months pensions because of the modulated payment policy since 2015, adding that many of them who retired since 2011 had not been paid their gratuities.

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Source: Naija.ng

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