Oyo Pensioners Threaten Protest over Unpaid Allowances

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Retired primary school teachers and local government retirees in Oyo state say they will embark on protests before the end of this month if the state government failed to fully sign the Memorandum of Understanding on payment of their outstanding allowances.

The retirees made this known at an emergency meeting held at Pensioners House, Onireke, Ibadan.

Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Oyo State Acting Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Chief Abolade Abimbola said two out of the seven signatories failed to sign the document.

Chief Abimbola alleged that the two state officials declined to sign the MOU due to the stance of the union that the affected retirees must undergo biometric verification.

He said the proposed biometric verification would expose unreported deceased and ghost pensioners.

Chief Abimbola called on Governor Abiola Ajimobi to direct the affected officers to sign the terms of settlements for the payment of about sixty billion naira to retired primary school teachers and local government retirees before this Thursday.

Olaolu Fawole

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