It was good news for individuals that had not only served Osun State meritoriously but eventually attained retirement age as the state government on Friday ordered the release of the sum of N1.8bn bond to retired workers under the Contributory Pension Scheme in the state. No fewer than 210 civil servants would receive their bond certificates which would be presented to them on Tuesday at the state Secretariat, Abere.
The Head of Service, Dr Olowogboyega Oyebade explained that 171 retired officers and 39 retired workers from the local government would receive their bond certificates totaling N1.6bn and N200m respectively. The money has already been deposited with the Central Bank and the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) for immediate payment, the government has also released part payment of gratuities to 720 retired public servants under the old scheme. It would be recalled that the state government had few weeks ago released a sum of N40 million for fresh set of 400 pensioners in the state. The sum was meant for the payment of pension of 148 retired secondary school teachers, 250 retired civil servants and two retired parastatals workers.
Of the money, a sum of N25m, N14.8m and N200,000 were paid to the retired civil servants, teachers and parastatals workers respectively.
The beneficiaries of the money were the 3rd batch pensioners.