Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday released the sum of Seven Hundred and Eight Million Naira (₦708,000,000) to further offset pension arrears of retired officers in the State civil service.
The Head of Service, Dr Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade who made this known in a statement in Osogbo, stated that the sum of Five Hundred and Eight Million Naira (₦508,000,000) of the released sum was approved for the payment of retired civil servants, while an additional sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (₦150,000,000) was approved for the payment of retirees under the contributory pensions scheme.
The statement stressed that an additional Fifty Million Naira was approved for the payment of gratuities of retired officers under the old pension scheme.
According to the release, the list of beneficiaries of the approved sum has been pasted on the notice board of the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, the State’s Pension Bureau and the Office of the Head of Service.
“Payment of the released funds starts on Friday, 5th March 2021. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola assures all workers, both serving and retired that all efforts will be mustered to always give their welfare the pride of place it deserves,” the statement added.