Osun Pensioners protest against Aregbesola over five years unpaid entitlement
Pensioners in Osun State on Friday protested in opposition to the previous governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, who’s now the present Nigeria’s Minister of Inside, over non-payment of entitlement whereas governing the state.
The pensioners who had been seen in several placards assembled in entrance of Osun State Home of Meeting round 9 am on Friday.
Aregbesola, who’s on the identical day scheduled to fee the Osun State Command workplace advanced of Nigerian Correctional Service, reverse the state’s home of meeting.
Among the protesters alleged Aregbsola of mismanaging the contributory funds contributed by pensioners whereas in workplace as a governor.
Among the inscriptions learn, “Aregbesola, the place is the N60b contributed by pensioners?” “Aregbe:- a real Muslim won’t behave like that. Rauf you denied folks their contributions proper,” “Aregbesola, you aren’t an excellent chief to be celebrated,” “Osun state authorities, pay us our profit.”
Others learn, “Gov Aregbe and Oyetola spent our cash,” “Paris membership loans refund tranches 1, 2, 3 & 4 had been misappropriated by Aregbesola’s administration,” “Aregbesola, refund the federal authorities bailout of thirty-five billion naira you invested.”
Talking with newsmen, Osun State Chairman of Contributory pensioners, Oyadare Gbenga disclosed the aim of their protest as to “make our plight recognized to the entire world what the rapid previous Governor in Osun State dropped at Osun of at present, we’re ready to gather our entitlement previously 5years August 2016 until date.
“Our members haven’t been capable of hold the household collectively and we’ve got since been struggling to make our plight recognized to the entire world and that’s the reason we’re right here at present.
“Majority of our members at the moment are on sick mattress, have you learnt our folks some are blind, some with stroke, some have diabetes and a few their legs are amputated as am on the Orthopedic Hospital Ila – we’ve got a member there, they stated we must always come and deposit N300,000 if we don’t need his led to be amputated, these are the issues passing via and our kids that we educated once we had been in service they’re graduates however no job they reside on “A for Apple” what is going to they be capable of do for the dad and mom. So we would like folks to come back collectively and rally round us,” he stated.
The pensioner, nevertheless, referred to as the minister to elucidate how he managed their funds for 8 years, opined that they need to not have taken “half wage in any respect as a result of he was granted 35billion at the moment in order that he might pay salaries and pensions however sadly he paid half wage for 3years.”