Osun Pensioners Open IDP Camp For Members After Being Owed Several Months’ Pension Allowances

The pensioners said they embarked on their action to expose Rauf Aregbesola led Osun state government insensitivity to the plight of pensioners. The pensioners are allegedly being owed several months’ pension allowances.

Pensioners in Osun state have opened an IDP camp for members in protest against the non-payment of their allowances by Osun state government.

Osun pensioners hungry, open IDP camp for members

Osun pensioners hungry, open IDP camp for members

Pensioners in the state of Osun have opened an IDP camp for their members because of the inability of the state government to pay them their pension allowances, the pensioners claim.

According to the images obtained by The Punch, the pensioners wrote on their banner: “Internally displaced pensioners camp in Osun state organized by forum of 2011/2012 group of retirees of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners.

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“You are welcome to Osun state internally displaced pensioners (IDPS) Camp: The first of its kind in Nigeria. This is to expose Rauf Aregbesola led Osun state government insensitivity to the plight of pensioners in the state.”

The pensioners are allegedly being owed several months’ pension allowances by the Osun state government.

Recall that a total of N14.2bn was said to have been paid by the government of the state of Osun to clear all salary arrears.

This was revealed by the governor who confirmed the said amount was paid out by his government in less than two weeks before the end of December 2016.

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