Many retired teachers in Osun State have taken to the street to protest alleged non-payment of their pension and gratuity by the Osun State Government. The called on Governor Gboyega Oyetola to pay them their entitlements.
The retirees, who came out singing different songs, took to the protest to the Iwo East LCDA secretariat, Olomowewe in Iwo.
Affairs TV quoted the protesters to have said the state government had refused to pay pension since 2016 despite doing a contributory pension while in service.
Some of the songs they were singing says “Oyetola pay us our money”, ” Oyetola this suffering is too much”, “Oyetola stop lieing”, among others.
Okunlola Joseph Oludare, who led the protest told our correspondent that they members of the Osun State Contributory Pension Retirees and that the state government has refused to pay their contributory pension since 2016.
“They should stop telling lies, they have not paid us. Some of us are sick, some have died because they cant afford food. Schools are resuming now and our children will remain at home because we cant afford to pay school fees”, he lamented.
Another protester, said that this government need to stop telling the people of Osun that they have paid pensions, when in the real sense, they have not.
“You will see 100 billion in the news, yet we dont get paid, so who are they paying?” She asked.