Mrs Afolashade Kokumo, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun Bureau of Local Government Pensions ,on Thursday, said that the state government had paid over N5billion as pension to both primary schools non -teaching and teaching retirees as well as local government retirees within six months.
Kokumo disclosed this while defending the bureau’s 2020 budget performance before members of Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs at the assembly complex in Abeokuta.
The permanent secretary noted the state government paid the sum of over N843.7million monthly to retiree, saying that it catered for 12,191 retirees.
She added that the bureau had compiled all outstanding gratuities and death pensions which stood at N35.6billion as at June 2020.
She explained that the gratuities of both State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and local government retirees were paid last in August and November 2011 respectively.
She said that the bureau had continued to facilitate, remitted contributory pension deductions as and when released.
She said that the bureau had continue to make life more abundant for retirees through coordination of payment of monthly pensions .
Kokumo explained that the bureau’s total expenditure between January and June stood at N11.936million out of the expected N28.5million for the period under review.
In his remark, the committee chairman, Akeem Balogun, commended the state government for the prompt payment of pension, saying that they should continue in that direction.