Pensioners Threaten Legal Action Over Unpaid Pension Arrears In Osun
Osun State Pensioners have resolved to take legal action against the State over failure to pay their arrears and monetize their promotions while in service.
The retirees also accused the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and other State agencies of been insensitive to their plights.
The pensioners, who mobilized themselves for a peaceful demonstration in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Tuesday, accused the state government of negligence and maltreatment.
The Chairman, Joint Forum of Contributory Pensioners, Gbenga Oyedare, who spoken during the protest said;
“Government had breached the Contributory Pension Scheme Law, with reference to sections 5(b) and 7, pages 18 and 19 of the Extant Osun State Contributory Pension Law of 2008.
“We urged the governor to apply for a 50 billion naira loan to offset the entitlement of pensioners since he had claimed that the State was operating on paucity of fund”, he added.
Oyedare also hinted that former governor and minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was complicit in the process leading to the illegal deduction of their salary.
The forum said it was disappointed in the governor for skipping the matter on his May Day Rally speech, appealing to the state government to, as a matter of urgency, issue the contributory pensioners, letters of promotions that they were due for while in service.