Makinde is Pensioner-Friendly, He Paid N11bn of N43bn Owed by His Predecessors — NUP

The Southwest Zone of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has again described the Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde as the most pensioners-friendly governor among five southwestern states, for paying N11bn out of the N43bn owed by his predecessors.

The Oyo pensioners body made the assertion yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State at the end of its zonal meeting.

Its spokesman, Dr Olusegun Abatan, told reporters at the end of the meeting that Osun led the debtor states with unpaid pensions and gratuities amounting to N145 billion.

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He noted that the issue of unpaid pensions arrears and gratuities in Osun got compounded during the tenure of Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as governor of the state. He said there had not been any improvement since Aregbesola left the office of governor.

Abatan said Ondo, Ogun, and Ekiti states owed N58 billion, N55 billion, and N40 billion respectively.

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He added that Oyo State owed N43 billion before Governor ‘Seyi Makinde took office in May 2019.

He noted that Makinde had paid about N11 billion out of the N43 billion owed by his predecessors.

Abatan further disclosed that all southwest states, except Lagos State, owe pensioners N330 billion in pensions and gratuities, adding that Lagos State was the first to embrace the Contributory Pension Scheme.

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