Oyo Government Pays Retirees 8 Billion Naira

Oyo State government has disclosed that 3,783 retirees under the State’s Civil Service, Judicial Service, Teaching, Non-Teaching, as well as the Local Government Service Commission and primary school retirees have been paid 8 billion naira as gratuity till the month of October, 2020.

The Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Professor Daud Kehinde Sangodoyin and the Chairman, Local Government Service Commission and Local Government Staff Pension Board, Honorable Aderemi Ayodele, made this assertion separately to journalists in Ibadan on Monday.

Professor Sangodoyin said the process of writing to go into retirement and getting issued pension authority certificate as well as being eligible to be paid gratuity was foolproof.

He hinted that 1304 among the retirees that belonged to the State’s main stream workforce like teaching, non-teaching, civil servants and those from the judicial service commission have been paid till October with Three Billion, Sixty Million Naira.

The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission and Local Government Pension Board, Honorable Aderemi Ayodele said the pension board has been the flagship of the present administration as major promises made by governor Seyi Makinde during election campaign period to workers and retirees were met.

Aderemi elucidated that the total of 4,930,689,626.38 (Four billion, nine hundred and thirty million, six hundred and eighty-nine thousand, six hundred and twenty-six naira and thirty-eight kobo) has been paid to 2,459 retirees till October 2020.

On workers training, the Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Professor Sangodoyin added that the state government has released 47 million naira for the ongoing first phase of training for workers in different categories in the areas of business writing, expanded Microsoft training, leadership skills training among others.

He maintained that the government has vowed to continuously measure the impact of the training on the system and the workforce.

Nafiu Busari

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