The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of the people.
Governor Adeleke stated this at the presentation of Bond Certificates to Retirees of Primary schools, Secondary schools, Tertiary institutions, Civil Service, under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Radio Nigeria Correspondent, Funmi Adekoya, reports that the programme held at Multi-purpose Hall of Local Government Service Commission, State Secretariat, Osogbo, was attended by retirees dancing and full of joy.
Over six hundred and thirty two million naira in Bond Certificates were given to one hundred and nineteen retirees cutting across the Primary schools, Secondary schools, Tertiary institutions, Civil Services, Parastatals, under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The government had so far released a sum of N1.528bn for bond certificates for retired workers of both State and Local Government while a sum of N350m had equally been released as gratuities to retired staff of local governments, primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary institutions and staff of parastatals
Addressing the Pensioners, Governor Ademola Adeleke condemned the ill treatment of the Retirees by the past administration that ignored their significant effort towards the development of the state, saying he would ensure that all their emoluments is been given to them.
The Governor stated that, under the Contributory Pension Scheme, his administration released the sum of N700m between November 2022 and January 2023 for Bond certificates for retirees at the State level.
In his welcome address, the head of service Mr. Ayanleye Aina appreciated the Governor for making the welfare of the state workers, in service and out of service his top priority.
In a remark, the Chairman of the Contributory Pensioners Scheme, Mr. Gbenga Oyadare commended Governor Adeleke for putting smiles on the faces of the retirees.
One of the beneficiary, Mrs. Grace Ogundiran with tears of joy spoke with Radio Nigeria.
Highlights of the event were presentation of bond certificate to the retirees.