Gov Adeleke Approves Pension Payments for 734 Retirees

Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke has approved the payment of 734 pensioners who left service as local government staff and primary school teachers, on the old pension scheme.

A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Staff Pension Bureau, Mr Akibu Ibrahim, on Friday, told the beneficiaries to present themselves for documentation and payment.

Part of the statement read: “This is to inform the general public that the Governor of Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke has approved almost half a billion naira to 734 pensioners who are retirees under the old pension scheme, that are local government staff and primary school teachers.

“Sequel to this, the affected pensioners who have less than five hundred thousand naira balance with the state government are to visit the Local Government Staff Pension Bureau for proper documentation and payment.”

The statement recalled Adeleke’s promise not to treat with levity, the welfare of the Osun people, stating that that informed his resolve to continue payment of the inherited debt, as well as offsetting the backlog of workers’ salaries and pensions.

It further assured that Adeleke’s administration would remain focused and committed to offsetting all outstanding salaries and pensions owed retirees in the state.