Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan
The Oyo State Government on Monday warned pensioners in the state to stop relating with fraudulent individuals who demanded illegal fees before processing their pension arrears and gratuities for them.
The state Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, said this during a sensitisation tour by the management of the Oyo State Pensions Board to the 29 pension offices in respect of the forthcoming verification and biometric capture of civil service pensioners in the state.
Abimbola, who spoke through the board’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Olaleye Ajagbe, urged the pensioners to follow due process in the documentation of their records.
The board had earlier visited Eruwa, Igboora, Saki, Igboho, Igbeti, Kisihi, Iseyin, Oyo, Jobele and Ogbomoso.
Abimbola assured the pensioners that government would do everything within its powers to have accurate, efficient and effective database of its retirees so as to be able to take proper care of their welfare.
The commissioner also enjoined all pensioners in the state to bring their necessary documents for verification during the biometric capturing.
The state Chairman, National Union of Pensioners, Mr. Gbadegesin Akande, commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s efforts at ensuring that the welfare of the pensioners were well taken care of.
He pledged the continued support of the union to Ajimobi’s administration.
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