Economy

Governor Oyetola Approves 708m For Pension Arrears

Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the release of the sum of Seven Hundred and Eight Million Naira, (708,000,000) to offset pension arrears of retired officers of Osun State Civil Service.

In a press release signed by the Ogun State Head of Service, Mr Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, the sum of Five Hundred and Eight Million Naira of the total sum was approved to pay the pensions of retired civil servants while an additional sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira was approved to pay retirees under the contributory pensions scheme based on merit.

He added that additional Fifty Million Naira was approved for the part payment of the gratuities of retired officers under the old pension scheme.

According to the release, the list of beneficiaries selected on merit has been pasted on the notice boards of the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, the State’s Pension Bureau, and the Office of the Head of Service.

It was also stated that payment of the approved funds will commence of Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Adenitan Akinola

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