N650 million is released by the governor for Ekiti pensioners

's Governor Biodun Oyebanji has announced the payment of N650 million in gratuities to the state's pensioners.

The state pensioners will split N500 million, while their local government counterparts would split N150 million, according to the governor.

After less than a year in office, the Oyebanji administration has now released more than N2 billion for the payment of gratuities.

In order to give all retirees access to healthcare at any hospital in the state, the governor also announced intentions to extend the Ekiti State Insurance Scheme to all pensioners who earn less than 10,000 naira annually.

The Governor made all of these announcements at the 2023 Pensioners' Day celebration held at Eagle's Hall in Ado Ekiti.

According to the governor, retirees should receive better care given their great national service.

In a statement, Comrade Joel Akinola, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Ekiti State, thanked the governor for the gesture and asked him to keep up the excellent job.

To alleviate the current difficulty brought on by the termination of the gasoline subsidy, Akinola pleaded with the governor to ensure the implementation of the consequential adjustment on pension and pay certain outstanding benefits of members.

Additionally, he demanded the prompt payment of the five-month and two-month pension arrears owing to local government and state pensioners, respectively.

 

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