Osun Pensions Accuse Oyetola of Lies; Shut Govt Secretariat
Hundreds of pensioners in Osun State on Tuesday besieged the Abere Government secretariat to protest what they described as Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s many lies over pensions.
Mostly primary and secondary school retired teachers, the pensioners came with various placards most of them accusing the government of lying to the public over its payment of pensions and gratuities.
In some of the placards, protesters wrote “Gov. Oyetola, Stop this lying and fake promises. Pay us our money,” “Masses, help us we are dying”, “Dead people cannot enjoy infrastructure” and many others.
Amidst the anti-Oyetola songs, Deputy Governor, Gboyega Alabi came out to pacify them.
He said, “We are ensuring that we are paying full salary promptly. The truth will always be true and false will be false. This money in question, we cannot pay at once.
“You are very important to us and we are handling your matter as a priority. We don’t like the way you are under the scorching sun. It is not good enough for you and us.
“To sort out the issue of pensioners, your leadership picked November 29, 2021, to meet with the government.
“I am sure as the deputy governor of this state the outcome of the meeting will serve your interest as we will add to money they use to release on monthly basis. Governor Oyetola will always fulfill his promise. Let us be patient till the end of the meeting.”