Ogun State Bureau of Pension Permanent Secretary, Mrs Ajiun Dada, disclosed on Wednesday that the state government paid N4.7 billion to pensioners in the state between January and June 2019.
Ajiun made this disclosure while playing host to members of the Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters, who were on oversight visit to the Bureau in Abeokuta.
The permanent secretary also stated that the state government had expended the sum of N37.4 million on payment of gratuities during same period.
She noted that the government had addressed matters concerning the welfare of the Senior Citizens and entire workforce in the state.
“Pensioners in the state receive their monthly pension simultaneously with the serving workers and no pensioners in the state is owed any arrears of monthly pension.
“It is pertinent to note that the bureau maintains a mutual relationship with the National Pensions Commission (PenCom) and the Pension Fund Administrators (PFA).”
Mrs Modupe Mujota, the House committee chairman, urged the bureau to ensure prompt payment of the pensioners’ entitlements, adding that the assembly would not hesitate to support the bureau when necessary.