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Osun govt releases N200m for payment of gratuities

By Gbenga Olarinoye

OSOGBO —THE Osun State Government says it has released N200 million to settle part of the outstanding gratuities due to the 2011/2012 retirees in the state.

Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

Mr Sola Fasure, the media adviser to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, said this, Thursday, in Osogbo in a statement released after the State Executive Council meeting.

Fasure said that the 2,006 retirees that were expected to benefit from the money would receive N100,000 each on ‘first come, first served’ basis.

He listed the beneficiaries to include 801 high school teachers, 704 civil servants and 501 others from parastatal agencies.

Fasure said that the payment would commence on February 26.

He also said that all retirees from local governments, elementary schools and middle schools would have their entitlements settled in instalments from Feb.  26.

Fasure said that the state government also released N1 billion for the payment of 142 pensioners under the Contributory Pension Scheme.

The governor’s aide said that among the beneficiaries were 100 high school teachers, 30 retirees from MDAs and 12 others from parastatal agencies.



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