Oyetola releases N708m for gratuities, pension arrears

Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has released N708 million for the payment of pension arrears of retired civil servants in the state.

The State Head of Service, Dr Festus Oyebade, who made this known on Thursday in Osogbo said payment of the released funds would start on October 5.

Oyetola assured all workers, both serving and retired that all efforts will be mustered to always give their welfare the pride of place it deserves.

Oyebade said N508 million is for pension arrears of civil servants under the old pension scheme, while N150 million is for the payment of retirees under the contributory pension scheme.

He added that the remaining N50 million is for the payment of gratuities of retirees under the old pension scheme.

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