General News

Aiyedatiwa begins paying N1 billion gratuity to LG pensioner

Ondo State Governor, Mr Fortunate Aiyedatiwa, on Tuesday commenced the disbursement of the second tranche of N1 billion in excellent bonuses to civil servants who retired from the native authorities.

Talking on the launch of the disbursement in Akure, the state capital, Aiyedatiwa mentioned his administration has revised the mannequin for disbursement to pensioners, with a view to dashing up the method and clearing backlogs.

The governor mentioned the gesture was a continuation of his administration’s efforts to advertise the welfare of retirees within the state.

The primary tranche of the bonus cost was paid to pensioners in November 2023, whereas the second tranche occurred in January 2024.

The governor mentioned earlier funds by his administration had supplied important reduction to many retirees within the state as he pledged to proceed the funds frequently.

The Governor mentioned: “As we speak (Tuesday) marks one other milestone in our acknowledged dedication to the well-being of our individuals, together with workers and retirees within the Sunshine State.

“In November 2023, the primary tranche of this progressive bulk cost of excellent gratuities to our former native authorities workers and first college lecturers was made.

“A recent begin was additionally made in January 2024 with the cost of N1.2 billion to the 2014 retirees of presidency servants.”

He mentioned the present batch primarily targets LG pensioners from 2012 and is aimed toward clearing the remaining arrears from earlier years, underscoring his authorities’s dedication to the constant and honest cost of pensions and advantages to pensioners.

He urged those that aren’t within the present batch to stay hopeful as the federal government continues its efforts to enhance the well-being of as many individuals as doable.

The Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, acknowledged that the pensioners had been dealing with difficulties for years and thanked the Governor for the measures taken.

Takuro mentioned the governor had instructed him to save cash to pay the pensioners, and he additionally emphasised the gratitude the pensioners had expressed for the governor’s compassion and dedication to their welfare.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Pensioners Union, Mr. Johnson Osunyemi, famous that the cost was an awesome reduction to the pensioners because it had been awaited for a very long time.

He assured the governor of the assist of retirees within the upcoming elections.

One of many beneficiaries, Mr Joshua Adeoye, a retired trainer, thanked the governor for his compassion and curiosity within the welfare of pensioners within the state.

Do you need to remove anything from this post or take it down due to copyright? please use the contact us page to get in touch with us

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button