Abiodun OBA

Ogun State retired local government staff and primary school teachers have threatened to embark on protest over the alleged non-payment of their gratuities and have declared three days of fasting.

The Local Government Pensioners Association (LOGPAN), Chairman, Alhaji Sikiru Ayilara, made this known while speaking with pressmen at the association’s secretariat in Abeokuta on Thursday.

Ayilara said the pensioners are tired of writing letters after they had written 12, all to no avail.

They accused the governor Dapo Abiodun, of playing dangerously with the lives of members by refusing to pay their gratuity on time.

The association insisted that the quarterly payment of N500m by Abiodun, which by calculation would take 34 years to clear all the gratuities, was unacceptable.

The association therefore called for the review of the policy by voting N1bn monthly instead of payment of N500m quarterly.

LOGPAN, said their protest would hold after the three days of fasting with their mats and members will turn the place to their homes during the protest.

They vowed that they would not leave the governor’s office until their gratuities are paid.

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