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Gov Abiodun pays his parents before considering us – Ogun LG pensioners complain

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Local Government pensioners in Ogun State has alleged that Governor, Dapo Abiodun, pays his parents their monthly pensions before considering them.

The senior citizens claimed that Gov Abiodun prioritised paying state pensioners because his father and mother are in that category.

While addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Chairman of the Ogun State Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria, Sikiru Ayilara, said Gov Abiodun, because of his parents, pay state government pensioners on the 28th of every month, saying, however, that the local government pensioners and retired teachers do wait till almost the end of the next month to have their pay.

He alleged that local government pensioners were being treated by the state government as slaves or second-class citizens, saying they bear the brunt of the shortfall in federal allocations.

Ayilara said, “the state pensioners are being treated as sacred cows, receiving their pay as at when due, simply because the father and mother of the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun are state pensioners.

“The state pensioners are being paid by the 28th of the month, while the local government pensioners and retired primary school teachers are being overlapped and have to wait till almost the next month ending, which is unjust and unfair.”

The chairman added that “it is sad and regrettable to report that the local government pensioners and retired primary school teachers are being made victims of circumstances not created by them. We are the ones bearing the brunt of the so-called shortfall in federal allocations from the Federal Government, like slaves or second-class citizens.

“We going to start fasting from today, immediately after that fasting, we are trooping out. We are not going to give him (Gov Abiodun) any notice again. He (Abiodun) will see us with our mats and sleeping clothes. We will go to his office, let him kill us there. After all, many of us are dying already.”

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Gov Abiodun pays his parents before considering us – Ogun LG pensioners complain

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