OYSG yet to pay pensioner since Jan, removes over 4,000 from monthly pension NUP chairman alleges

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By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Oyo State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Chief Gbadegesin Akande on Thursday alerted that the state government has allegedly removed over 4,000 pensioners from its monthly payroll.
Chief Akande raised the alarm during a protest by pensioners in Oyo state on alleged insensitivity of the state government to their plights.
According to the NUP Chairman, Oyo state government “is yet to pay pensioners in the state their monthly pensions since the beginning of this year”.
The protesting pensioners from across the 33 local government areas of the state mainly aged men and women were sighted carrying placards with inscriptions lamenting their plights particularly the non payment of their pension since January this year.
They were also pleading in their placards that well meaning people in the state should prevail on the state government to address their demands on time.
However, the state Police Commissioner , Mr Leye Oyebade who met with the protesters on their way to the state government secretariat urged the pensioners to remain calm as incessant protests in the state could be hijacked by miscreants adding that their demands will be looked into by the Oyo State government.

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