Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun Clarify and the pensioners throughout the allege have clashed over backlog of their gratuities and different entitlements, amounting to about N68 billion.
Abiodun had on Sunday blamed his predecessors, Gbenga Daniel and Ibikunle Amosun, for the unpaid gratuities throughout the allege, and urged pensioners to not vilify him over the debt.
He talked about the unpaid gratuities have been inherited liabilities from outdated administrations.
Per him, if his predecessors had accomplished the equivalent since 2011, additional than N16bn would had been defrayed.
In a swift response on Monday, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) throughout the allege lashed out on the governor, asserting “He who enjoys assets must not disclaim liabilities.”
An announcement signed by the Clarify Chairman, Waheed Oloyede, and the Secretary, Bola Lawal talked about Abiodun is sprint to offset the debt as a result of authorities is continuum.
“Prince Dapo Abiodun glorified himself to have paid N2.5 Billion in gratuity out of well-known N68 Billion alongside together with his 3 years reasonably than labor.
“For Governor Abiodun to have made such an announcement that he was not the one who owes the indebtedness could be very depressed. Has he forgotten that Governance is a continuum?
“Governor Abiodun is purported to pay N500 Million quarterly on gratuities. Two quarters are calm well-known for 2022.
Let Governor Abiodun pay all our entitlements together with Consequential Adjustment in Pension earlier than he can glorify himself as an achiever; Furthermore, we by no means anticipated such an announcement from the Governor, in scrutinize of the truth that the two inaugurated committees on pension are however to submit their tales,” the assertion indicated.