Ondo - Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Ondo State protested on the streets of Akure to demand the immediate payment of their outstanding gratuities and pension arrears totalling N13billion, Premium Times reports.
The placard-carrying retirees called for the sack of the Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, for comments considered by the pensioners as insulting and inciting.
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Some of the placards read: ”Ondo State Government owes us N13 Billion”, “Pay Arrears of 15% pension increase”, “Our gratuities yet to be paid since 2011 December to both state and Local Government Pensioners”.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the pensioners, Raphael Adetuwo, and Secretary, Adejare Adesina, the pensioners said state government owed the retired civil servants backlog of arrears.
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- News 24