We have paid over N112bn to pensioners, says Abiodun

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The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has said he paid over N112 billion in pensions and gratuities to retired government officials of both the State and Local Government.

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The governor started this on Monday during the swearing-in ceremony of four new Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service, held at the governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

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Abiodun added that the Permanent Secretaries were chosen based on seniority, merit, and the general interest of the State’s citizens, vowing that his administration would uphold the welfare of state employees and build on the foundation set in the previous four years.

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“I want to urge our new permanent secretaries to please work very closely, collaboratively and cordially with your Commissioners, it is only by doing this that you will achieve your set objectives, he said, adding that his administration had placed a premium on skill, experience, and honesty.

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“Our Government will continue to prioritise your welfare, I believe we have demonstrated this by payments of various allowances, be it transport or peculiar allowance and all other allowances we met when we assumed office that was outstanding”, he said.

The four new Permanent Secretaries sworn in by Governor Abiodun are Mrs. Roseline Jacob, Mr. Samuel Oyeleye, Mrs. Kehinde Akinola and Mr. Oladipupo Ogunfowora.

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In an interview, Mrs. Roseline  Jacobs and Mr. Samuel Oyeleye thanked the Governor for appointing them as Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service, pledging to add value to the implementation of policies and programmes of the present government.

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