The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had pledged that his administration would continue to ensure that, pensioners across the State live a comfortable life after retirement.

          The Governor disclosed this at the commissioning of pensioners event centre in Abeokuta, stating that his administration increased the monthly pension to the minimum of five thousand naira, with a promise to clear all backlog of gratuity to at least two years after the retirement of a retiree.

          In his welcome address, the State Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Chief Olujimi Odukoya, appreciated the Governor for gracing the occasion and for his efforts at ensuring that pensioners live a fulfilling life, appealing to government to rescind the policy of the mutilated payment of gratuity christened “BRT” Basic, Rent and Transportation, which negates the established law of “pay as you go”.

          Also speaking, Chairman, Building Planning Committee, Chief Sikiru Akanbi Ayilara commended the Governor’s inspirational pronouncement in 2016, when he addressed the union, that he preferred to commission projects to laying foundations which had inspired the union to move ahead to build the event centre, noting that in terms of regular payment of pensions, ‘’Ogun  is ahead of other State’’.