Oyo state government through the local Government staff pension board has embarked on a new innovation that would put an end to lingering corrupt practices and hardship on prospective retirees in Oyo State.
To this end, the Local Government staff pension board had an interactive meeting with prospective retired teachers across Oyo state at the board’s conference room, secretariat, Ibadan.
Addressing the prospective retirees, Permanent Secretary, local government staff pension board, Mr. Lukman Muraina, said the board would not relent in coming up with approach and strategy to prevent retirees from being dubbed.
Mr. Muraina, said that the gesture is in line with Governor Seyi Makinde’s concern for retirees’ wellbeing, urged the prospective retirees to start enlighten future prospective retirees, the effect of involving agents while processing retirement.
According to him, ten out of the 22 files of the concerned prospective retirees were cleared and passed for payment by the board as the rest are missing documents include Audit clearance, payment voucher, treasury receipt among others.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Teachers’ wing, Oyo State, Comrade Dosu Akinpelu and the secretary, Comrade Tunji Ogunwale, said that in order to maintain dignity, prosperity retirees should abstain from involving intermediaries.
Commending the state government through the board for the innovation, the 22 prospective retired teachers, described the interactive meeting as an eye opener and expressed readiness to preach the gospel to prospective retirees in their separate zones.
Meanwhile, the prospective retirees from Ona Ara, Iseyin, Akinyele, ATIBA, Egbeda, Itesiwaju, Ibadan South East, Ibadan North East and Oluyole were assigned to an agent of the board to support them through the processing.