By Isaac Afolabi
The Ondo State Government says it is committed to the welfare of senior citizens in the state with prompt payment of their monthly stipends and payment of Gratuities
Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa made this known at the commencement of payment of one point two billion naira gratuities to the year 2014 pensioners in Ondo State.
The event which took place at the cocoa conference hall governor’s office in Alagbaka Akure witnessed a large number of senior citizens who were full of appreciation for the gesture.
Represented by the Chief of Staff Chief Olugbenga Ale, Governor Aiyedatiwa noted that the state government decided to pay the 2014 Gratuities in full into the personal accounts of the retirees instead of the usual issuance of cheques to avoid any form of manipulation.
Earlier, the Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele while appreciating Governor Aiyedatiwa told the senior citizens that the gratuities paid would not in any way affect their monthly stipends.
Responding on behalf of other pensioners, Mr Moses Olofigoroye thanked the state government for what he described as unprecedented.