Osun Starts Payment Of Another Batch Of Pensioners On Monday


In continuation of the payment of gratuities and pensions in the State of Osun, the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the payment for the next set of pensioners across the state.

This was disclosed in Osogbo by the State Head of Service, Dr Olowogboyega Oyebade while briefing stakeholders on the payment of pensions and gratuities in the State.

According to him, the payment will cut across retirees of both the old pension scheme as well as contributory pension scheme including those of local governments.

The State Head of Service stated that the payment would be made on first come, first served basis and listed the befeficiaries and the total amount to be Paid as

(I) Twenty Five million Naira as gratuity to to 250 teaching and non- teaching staff of elementary schools across the state;

(Ii) N19.4 million as gratuity to 194 retired local government staff;;

(Iii) N30 million to additional 300 retirees cutting across all strata of the public service including Civil Service, parastatals and TESCO.

Dr. Oyebade further disclosed that the sum of N143,952,980.00 will be paid to 17 teaching and non teaching staff under the Contributory Pension Scheme while N150,327, 958.16 will be paid to 35 retirees of local governments

He further revealed that Mr Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has graciously approved the release of N186,126 899.00 (One Hundred and Eighty six Million .One Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira) only to the remaining 24 retirees whose papers were ready as at 31st December, 2015 and further disclosed that one retired Executive Secretary, two General Managers and two Directors General made the list as their funds have also been released for payment.

The Head of Service the reiterated the commitment of Mr Governor at making life more meaningful for retirees and the people of the state. He therefore urged them to continue to support the present administration in the State.

Meanwhile, all concerned retirees have been advised to check their names on the notice boards of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Bureau of Local Government Pension as well as the Public Service Office where the lists would be displaced as from Monday 5th March, 2018.

Osun Presents N1.6 Billion Bond Certificates To 234 Retirees

The government of the State of Osun has presented Bond certificates worth over N 1.6 billion to 234 retirees from the state civil service who participated in the Contributory Pension Scheme while in service.


Governor, Rauf Aregbesola represented by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Pension Bureau, Mr Kayode Afolabi presented the certificates at the Local Government Service Commission Multipurpose Hall, Government Secretariat, Osogbo during the week. According to Afolabi, the formal presentation marked the fifth batch of the pension bond certificate distribution to the retirees by the state government in compliance with the contributory pension scheme.


Out of the 234 beneficiaries, 137 were drawn from Primary Schools while 97 retirees were drawn from the local government service. Afolabi explained that the presentation of the total  N1,682,261,706.75 was a confirmation of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s commitment to the welfare of the retirees, adding that the governor is highly sensitive to the plight of the pensioners, who have served the state meritoriously.


He added that despite the paucity of fund, the governor has promised to ensure that the bond certificate will be a continuous exercise to ameliorate the suffering of the pensioners and assured that all the retiree will collect their legitimate earnings. The permanent secretary admonished beneficiaries to make judicious use of their earnings. The pension bureau had earlier organised a brief seminar about the bond for the beneficiaries to have a better understanding of the disbursement process and conditions attached to the bond in accordance with the contributory regulation policies.


One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Mukaila Adedeji commended the state governor for his determination to put smiles on the face of retirees despite the daunting economic realities. A contributory pension scheme is a federal and state governments policy adopted to assist civil servants in saving for retirement and old age.

Refund Diversion: Osun Govt Berates 2011/12 Retirees, Say Protesters Sponsored By Opposition

The State Government of Osun on Tuesday berated 2011/2012 set of pensioners led by Comrade Ilesanmi Omoniyi over the allegation of diversion of Second tranche of the Paris Club Refunds by the present administration.

The government who frowned at continuous accusation by the Ilesanmi-led faction, described the latest protest by the retirees unfortunate and clear indication that they are being sponsored by the opposition in the state.

Earlier in the day, the 2011/12 pensioners has addressed pressmen accusing the State Governor of plans to divert the Paris refund received from the federal government.

Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy said in a statement that the pensioners have only chosen to be blackmailing the State Government of Osun on the payment of pension.

Baderinwa said it is obvious that the group is being used by the opposition from their incessant baseless allegations and protests.

The statement reads: “It is unfortunate that senior citizens of Osun state have chosen to be blackmailing the Osun State Government on the payment of pension. The 2011/2012 set of pensioners were the one that made accusation some three weeks ago that the state government had received the second tranche of Paris Club refund and diverted it when the fund had not been paid at all.

“When the money was finally paid last week, the state government announced that it has received it. Yet, the same set of 2011/2012 pensioners have come out to allege that the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration wants to divert the money.

“We appeal to these set of pensioners to desist from being used by the opposition as it is obvious. There is a standing committee led by Comrade Hassan Sunmonu that allocates and distributes fund to every sector and individuals.

“Aregbesola has always been paying the salary of the state workers alongside the pensioners with the available resources, so it is out of place and mischievous for the 2011/2012 pensioners to make allegation that the governor wants to divert the Paris club money.

“The 2011/2012 retirees are not the only pensioners in Osun. Something is fishy on their incessant baseless allegations and protest. Other pensioners in the state have not been acting that suspicious like those calling themselves 2011/2012 set of pensioners.

“It is important to state that other pensioners in the state have been appreciative of the Aregbesola’s commitment to the payment of their pensions, despite the financial challenges. Aregbesola has prioritized the payment of salary and pensions of the workers and senior citizens of the state.

“Aregbesola had used the first tranche of the Paris club refund to pay three months salaries and pensions in 2016 without any agitation from the workers and the pensioners. The governor would also make use of the second refund judiciously.

“The allegation of the 2011/2012 pensioners is spurious and their actions is unbecoming of senior citizens.” Baderinwa added.