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I’m Not Doing You Favor But The Task You Voted Me To Do- Adeleke Tells Pensioners

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I'm Not Doing You Any favor But The Task You Voted Me To Do

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has told pensioners of the state not to see the presentation of bond certificates to them as a favor from him.

The governor said he is discharging the task given to him to do by residents of the state who voted him into office.

Blaze Newz recalls that Adeleke took over leadership of the state from immediate governor, Gboyega Oyetola on November 27, 2022.

Addressing the pensioners on Thursday at the state secretariat, Abere, Adeleke said “You have laboured hard to serve the state. It is unfortunate that the past government decided to ignore and deride your significant input and contribution to state development.”

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He, however, apologized to the pensioners saying “It is unacceptable for a government to treat its pensioners the way the past government had done. I had decided never to follow that path. Workers, in and out of service, deserve their due emoluments.

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has told pensioners of the state not to see the presentation of bond certificates to

“It was in that spirit that I attended to the issue of half salary. We are paying it and we will clear all outstandings based on our people-oriented template.”

“Let me make this clear. I am not doing you any favor. I am only fulfilling the task you voted me to do. It is in that spirit that I am extending this attention to the contributory pensioners.

“Under the Contributory Pension Scheme, I ordered the release of a sum of N700m between November, 2022 and January, 2023 for bond certificates for retirees at the State level.

“For retirees at the Local Government level, I approved the sum of N828m for bond certificates for retirees in primary schools and local governments between November, 2022 and January, 2023.

“I have also acted with respect to the Old Pension Scheme.

“At the State level, from inception of the administration to the end of January, 2023, a sum of N200m has been paid as gratuity.

“At the local government level, the sum of N150m has so far been released as gratuity to retired local government staff and primary school staff.

“Today, 119 retirees cutting across the civil service, parastatals and tertiary institutions are being given their bond certificates totaling N632,952,655.56.

“For local government service, 62 retirees are to be given bond certificates totaling N205,428,602.07.

“Primary School retirees totaling 92 will be given bond certificates totaling N621,819,731.03.

“In summary, our government has 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, civil servants,staff of parastatals etc.”

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