By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—The All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State has called on Governor Ayodele Fayose to effect the payment of Ekiti pensioners’ retirement benefits.
The party added that the governor’s refusal to pay pensioners their retirement benefits had resulted in the deaths of some pensioners, saying those who have served the state meritoriously in the past should not be allowed to suffer.
Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement that the appeal became imperative on the heels of the recent death of the State Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Pa Rufus Ogedengbe, who died because he could not afford simple medicare.
He said it is heartless for the governor to deny pensioners their entitlements over purported shortage of funds while buying up pages of newspapers to abuse the President for self-serving motives on a daily basis.