By Anthony Ojo

Over one hundred and thirty million naira cheques have been disbursed to sixty-nine Retired local government workers and primary school teachers in Ekiti State.

During the disbursement of cheques to the beneficiaries held at the government house, Ado-Ekiti, Governor Biodun Oyebanji said the payment was to fulfil the promises he made during his electioneering.

He restated his resolve to always pay pensions and gratuities without delay in order to bring succour to the senior citizens.

The Governor said he was ready to work with the Nigeria Union of Pensioners on the best modalities to adopt for easy payment of the entitlements of the Retirees.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Affairs in Ekiti State, Mr. Oluwadare Jolumo assured other Retirees who have not been paid to be patient as it would soon be their turn.

In a remark, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners in the state, Mr Joel Akinola commended the governor for fulfilling his promises of paying the entitlements of Pensioners as and when due.

In their responses, some of the benefiting Retirees including Princess Esther Awolusi and Mr. Adeniyi Iyanda expressed happiness and commended the governor for his love for the Pensioners.

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