The Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Comrade Olusegun Abatan has disclosed that the Executive Governor of Oyo State His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde (GSM) is the Governor that paid the highest amount of gratuity to the retirees Nationwide.
Comrade Olusegun Abatan made this known today during the flag-off of the year 2022 second phase payment of gratuity to 382 retirees including primary schools teachers and local Government staff as well as next of kin’s to deceased pensioners He further described Governor Seyi Makinde as an epitome of Omoluabi because he has released a huge amount of money for the payment of retirees’ gratuity every four months and also pays pensioners pension on every 25th day of each month.
Comrade Abatan thereby advised the State pensioners to vote in GSM for a second term to continue the good work and avoid huge casualties among pensioners. ” The Pensioners will fall to casualties if Governor Seyi Makinde doesn’t return as Governor”
Meanwhile, the Executive Governor of Oyo State ably represented by Reverend Idowu Ogedengbe assured the pensioners in the State that the present administration will always ensure they received their benefits with ease. ”Also, Oyo state Government is planning to create an act that will make life better for all senior citizens in the State”
In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Local Government Pension Board, Alhaji Luqman Muraina who held sway for the Chairman of the Board Prince Adeyemi Adebayo Fatai who was unavoidably absent at the event commended the present administration in Oyo State for alleviating the suffering of the good people of the State most especially the pensioners through various laudable projects and prompt payment of entitlements to workers and pensioners in the State. ” No doubt, this gesture calls for holistic support from us to ensure that this administration is returned elected in 2023”
Alhaji Luqman Muraina seized the opportunity to express his sincere appreciation to the Executive Governor of Oyo State for giving him a rare privilege to become the Permanent Secretary of Local Government Pension board while he promised that he will never disappoint the State Government in the discharge of duties that will eradicate suffering from the face of the senior citizens.
Other top officials that reinstated the indelible achievements of GSM and why he should be voted in for second time were; Honourable Commissioner for Information Dr. Wasiu Adewale Olatunbosun, the ALGON Chairman Hon. Sikiru Sanda.
More so, Mr. Tunde Owoade one of the beneficiaries says a big thank you to the Executive Governor of Oyo State and promised on behalf of other beneficiaries to repay this kind gesture come 2023 by voting en masse for Governor Seyi Makinde.
In attendance were ; All the Executive Chairmen Local Government in Ibadan, the Oyo State NUP Chairman, Comrade Isiaka Abolade ,and other excos,The representative of Oyo State NULGE, The Permanent Secretary Local Government Service Commission Mr. Akin Olufunmilayo, Conference of Head of Local Government, The Conference of Directors of Administration, The Conference of Director of Finance and Supplies, Conference of Internal Audito ,the CAN President Mercy Danladi and other dignitaries .
Head of Information Unit,
Oyo State Local Government Pension Board.