About 189 retirees in Osun State will share over N1.13 billion as part of their retirement benefits.
At a ceremony held in Osogbo on Tuesday, the state capital, many of the civil servants received their bond certificates from Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The governor, accompanied by top government officials, including Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi, announced that N474, 753, 13 would be shared among retired 105 local government employees.
He added that N538, 696,783 will be for 84 retirees, who were primary school teachers.
He also reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of all active and retired workers.
Oyetola said: “I want to thank all pensioners in the state for your patience and understanding, which most of you have demonstrated from the inception of this administration.
“I want you to develop trust in our government. My government will never renege on our campaign promises to all the good people of the state. Your welfare is our priority and we will continue to manage and utilise our meagre resources for the benefits of all the people, including the workers, both active and passive.”
The governor once again debunked rumours that the state had received another tranche of Parish Club refund.
“The Parish Club fund is not ready. Our government is transparent. If it is ready, everybody will know because it will be announced to the public and it will be used for the benefit of all. We crave for patience on the part of the retirees. My government loves and cares about you.
“Whatever the state has is what we spend. Put your trust in us and continue to be patient as better days are ahead. I pray that you all utilise this money for good things,” he said.
Osun Head of Service Dr. Oyebade Olowogboyega said the beneficiaries were the eighth batch to collect their retirement bond certificates and he thanked the Governor for being a compassionate leader.