OYLGSPB, LGSC Lauds Gov Makinde for Implementing Pensioners, Workers’ Welfare Policies

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde has been commended for implementing unprecedented and laudable welfare policies for workers and pensioners in the pacesetter state.

The commendation was given by the Chairman of the Local Government Staff Pension Board, Hon Akeem Ademola Ige and Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission , Dr Aderemi Ayodele during the interactive meeting held with the Heads of Local Government Administration and Directors of Finance and Supplies across the thirty three Local Governments in Oyo State.

The Chairman of the Local Government Staff Pension Board Hon Akeem Ademola Ige in his address said ” the governor in his wisdom and magnanimity has done a lot for both workers and pensioners and that is why you will never see pensioners going against Seyi Makinde’s government. Our amiable Governor has approved payment of outstanding gratuity of all retired Heads of Local Government Administration. I therefore urged all local government officials to reciprocate the kind gesture of His Excellency by improving on your service delivery with utmost commitment and dedication to your duties. Ensure that pension and other allowances are paid promptly.”

Also, the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Dr Aderemi Ayodele said Governor Seyi Makinde is workers friendly and advised local government officials to shun financial infraction and other sharp practices that could tarnish the image of the commission and Oyo State as a whole.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary Local Government Staff Pension Board, Alhaji Lukman Akinola Muraina appreciated all Heads of Local Government Administration and Directors of Finance and Supplies across the thirty three local governments for their unwavering support and cooperation to the management of the Board. He stated that the purpose of the interactive meeting was to enable the new Chairman of the Board to familiarise with them and to inform them about the achievements recorded so far.

In his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission, Deacon Taiwo Adewale Olafimihan said there is synergy between the managements of the Local Government Staff Pension Board and the Commission which brought about positive developments in the smooth running of both government establishments. He however condemned the desperation being displayed for posting and appointment by officers in the Local Government Service. He then advised them to desist from influencing posting and appointment.

While acknowledging the efforts of the governor for making life more meaningful and bearable for pensioners in the state, the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners ( NUP) , Oyo State Council, Comrade Segun Abatan said pension is in the first line charge and then appealed to Local Government authorities to always ensure prompt processing and payment of pension and other allowances of pensioners in their various local governments.

In his remarks, the President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Oyo State Chapter, Comrade Ayobami Adeogun commended His Excellency, Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde for embarking on various laudable and unprecedented welfare policies for workers and pensioners in the state .

In their various responses, the Chairmen of the two forums of the Heads of Local Government Administration and that of Directors of Finance thanked the Executive Governor of Oyo State , management of the Commission and pension Board for making life more meaningful for both serving and retired civil servants and teachers . They promised to improve on some of the service issues identified at the meeting for effective service delivery .

The meeting had in attendance the state NUP Chairman, Alhaji Isiaka Abolade, NUP Chairman Teachers Wing Comrade Dosu Akinpelu, NUP Secretary Teachers Wing Comrade Tunji Ogunwale , management teams of both Local Government Staff Pension Board and Local Government Service Commission among others.

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