Ogun LG retirees send SoS to Abiodun over eight years unpaid gratuity
The Body of Retired Head of Local Government Administration (BORHOLGAS) in Ogun, has sent a Save Our Soul to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, over eight years of unpaid gratuities.
BORHOLGAS in a statement signed by its Social/Publicity Secretary, Mr Kayode Ekundayo, said local government retirees were last paid their entitlements in August 2011.
The body, said most its members, are ageing, ailing and dying, as they could not afford good living, due to lack of fund.
“While we are not unmindful of the general economic situation, the body passionately appealed to the Governor to see to the consolidation of the monthly pension and the payment of gratuity to the local government pensioners which has been in arrears for eight years,” BORHOLGAS added.
The body commended Abiodun for the pace at which his administration is changing the face of the State, especially infrastructural improvements in the public schools.
The Body Chairman, Dr Akintunde Shogbanmu, expressed optimism that the present administration would be compassionate to their members, who according to him have contributed to the development of the State.
The Body called on the people of the State to support the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun, in order to move the State forward saying “the development of Ogun State is the collective responsibility of all and we should jointly build our future together.”