Adebayo Adenrele

Governor Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has set up a committee to collaborate with the State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP with a view to paying the gratuities owed the retirees.

Oyebanji announced the decision while receiving members of the Administrative Committee of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Ado Ekiti.

Governor Oyebanji noted that government also priotises the welfare of retired civil servants, adding that the team would work out modalities to offset the gratuities beginning with the implementation as from next year’s January.

Earlier,.the State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Akinola and National Vice Chairman of NUP, Elder Joel Ikumapayi acknowledged Oyebanji’s strife towards the welfare of pensioners with a reference release of their August, September and October check up dues.

They called on government to ensure orderliness in the payment of gratuities to members both in the local and state.

The pensioners also enjoined the Executive Governor to make an executive order to direct all state health institutions to give adequate medical treatments to PENSIONERS at subsidizecosts.

The Governor thereafter announced that the Commissioner for Finance will serve as the chairman of the government team, while others are the Head of Service, Special Adviser on Trade and Investment, Special Adviser Budget and Economic development and Executive Secretary, PTDA as members.