Pensioners under the aegis of Forum of Contributory Pensioners in Osun have accused Osun State government of non remittance of their deducted pensions , called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola to “without further delay do the needful.
They made the call while addressing journalists in Osogbo, the state capital.
Speaking, the Coordinator of the forum for civil service, Mr. Gbadebo Adegboye,
lamented that they are suffering, saying they have forwarded about about 15 letters to the government, but to no avail.
Adegboyega said “We have to pathetically observe that, the Contributory Pensioners that are being deprived of their retirement benefits are now suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty.
“Arising from this unwholesome situations, our prayers and humble appeal are that, the state government of Osun under the benevolent leadership of the Governor, should graciously put sufficient funds into the scheme, being the shortfall of the state government’s counterpart funding, enough to cater for the Contributory Pensioners.
“This kind gesture by the state government will undoubtedly rescue us, the CPS pensioners, and their dependants from poverty, suffering and current life of deprivations, wants and penury.
Echoing a similar view, the Coordinator for teacthing Service, Comrade Samuel Adeosun said they are yet to be paid their contributory pensions since January 2015.
“We are gather here today to further our appeal to our Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola to without further delay, release funds to this category of pensioners in the state.
“We have written to the Governor, the honorable Commissioner for information and strategy, the chief judge of the state, the honorable Speaker of the state House of Assembly, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the head of service, some media houses with no response.
“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Governor to pay the accrued interests on monthly contributory pension deductions between October to December 2014 and also the remittance of monthly deductions since January 2015 till date with the attendant interest.
“We also demand for the release of bond certificates to the PFAs of the contributory retirees who had completed processing of their retirement papers since January 2015 till date.
“Lastly, we demand for the payment of retirement benefits to the contributory pensioners who had retired and completed processing of their retirement papers since January 2015 till date.” The pensioners added.