700 retired primary school teachers get pension arrears in Oyo

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state

The Oyo retired teachers will get January’s payment in cash.

The Oyo State Government on Tuesday began the payment of pension arrears to retired primary school teachers.

Lasisi Ayankojo, the Chairman of the State Local Government Staff Pension Board, made the development known in an interview with journalists in Ibadan.

Mr. Ayankojo said that no fewer than 700 teachers, who retired from July 2011 would collect their pension arrears up to date.

He said that some former workers of the board alleged to have stolen N5.4 billion meant for the payment of gratuity and pension of retired teachers had been handed over to the police for prosecution.

The chairman said that the board was able to start the payment of the pension arrears because the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, made good his promise to pay the pensioners in spite of the alleged fraud.

Mr. Ayankojo said that the board would pay cash to the beneficiaries to ascertain the number of genuine pensioners but that from February, the payment would be made electronically.

The chairman thanked the governor for approving the payment, saying the money would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the beneficiaries.

(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.