Pensioners in Osun State have referred to as on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to pull his predecessor who’s now the present Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to the anti-graft company over his failure to pay their entitlements.
The entitlements included gratuities pensions, and excellent half wage arrears of over 15 months.
The protesting pensioners who had been of their a whole bunch on Tuesday stormed the federal government secretariat in Osogbo displaying placards with various inscriptions amid anti-government songs to drive house their grievances.
The senior residents, beneath the Contributory Pension Scheme, together with retired main and secondary college academics, whereas addressing the state Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, demanded the probe of how the bailout fund launched to the Aregbesola-led administration was spent.
Their spokeswoman, Mrs Salami Bamidele, famous the necessity for a probe since Oyetola claimed he inherited the unpaid entitlements.
“The person that incurred the debt on the state is from your party, since you know that there was mismanagement of government resources, you should have notified the EFCC to arrest him. I am very sure if he is from another party, he (Aregbesola) would have been arrested by now,” she stated.
While addressing the pensioners, the deputy governor appealed to them to train persistence saying the federal government was working tirelessly to make sure all of them bought their pension.
He stated, “To sort out the issue of pensioners, your leadership picked November 29, 2021, to meet with the government.
“I am sure as the deputy governor of this state, the outcome of the meeting will serve your interest as we will add to money they use to release on monthly basis.
“Governor Oyetola will always fulfil his promise. Let us be patient till the end of the meeting.”