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Oyo Govt. pays 92 pensioners N206m gratuities



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At least, 92 pensioners in Oyo State on Monday received cheques worth N208 million as gratuities from the Oyo State government.

This, according to the Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Hon. Adeniyi Adebisi, is in fulfillment of Governor Seyi Makinde’s promise to the executives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Oyo State Chapter National Daily Newspaper gathered.

Adebisi made the disclosure during an interactive session with the Executives of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Oyo State Chapter and the symbolic presentation of cheque to some retirees.

According to him, the government believes in dialogue as against industrial action to avoid sending bad signals to the general public.


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He said, “Dialogue can resolve more than 50 percent of any problem no matter how big”.

Adebisi added that the state government is committed to the wellbeing and welfare of civil servants, as well as the retirees.

State Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Comrade Olusegun Abatan stated that the loyalty of the Union to the state government was demonstrated in the last gubernatorial election, when pensioners trooped out en-masse to vote for Gov. Makinde as a sign of appreciation.


He assured the pensioners that the government would always put them in every situation as a sign of gratitude and appreciation National Daily Newspaper gathered .