Pensioners Praise Makinde, Say No Other Governor Has Paid As Much in Pension, Gratuity

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State chapter, has given accolades to Governor Seyi Makinde for paying more than N12billion as pension and gratuity to retirees in less than two years as the governor of the State.

The Secretary of the Union, Mr. Segun Abatan, who spoke at the presentation of cheques to about 400 retired primary school teachers of year 2012 and retired local government workers of year 2015 to the tune of N1.05billion at the secretariat, Ibadan, stated that no administration, since 1999, had paid as much in pension and gratuity as the Governor Makinde administration has done in the past 19 months.

Abatan rated the Makinde government highest in payment of pension and gratuity with its payment of about N6billion to retired primary school teachers and local government workers and another N6billion to retired workers at the state level.

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