By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
The pensioners under the contributory pension scheme in Osun state have urged governor Adegboyega Oyetola to further ascend to the plight of the pensioners under the scheme by increasing the monthly payment to 2billion naira to cushion their hardship.
The chairman of the scheme in the state, Comrade Olusesan Adegboye stated this while exchanging views with newsmen in Osogbo over the weekend.
According to him, the money been released so far by the government have only catered for some section of the pensioners under the said scheme while the old pensioners were left unattended to.
“As we are speaking now the primary school pensioners have been paying up to April 2016 you can imagine 2016 to this time and people are retiring every month and people are dying.”
He said, “The civil secondary and the parastatals are just being paid till June 2017,this is 2021 how do we go about this? He questioned.
The pensioners also said, although the present government under the leadership of governor Adegboyega Oyetola tried in alleviating the suffering of the pensioners most especially the contributory pensioners unlike that of last regime but like Oliver twist who is asking for more.
Adegboye alluded to the fact that, Oyetola’s administration since November 2018 that he began the administration he has paid #3.3 billion of the arears of salary that his processor hold, adding that, it would be pleasant if he can jacked up the monthly payment to 2billion.
He thanked the governor for putting in mind the welfare of the pensioners in the state but urged him to double up his efforts in making life meaningful for these old people.
Adegboye however appealed to the pensioners in the state to take things easy and take good care of themselves in order to live long, saying the soul that is alive will lay claim to his or her entitlements.