“Honour Your late Father And Treat Pensioners Well”- Protesters Urge Dapo Abiodun
Angry pensioners, civil servants and corp members during a protest on Wednesday have advised the governor of Ogun state Prince Dapo Abiodun to honor his late father’s wish and treat pensioners well.
The pensioners, under the sponsorship of Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN), led by their Chairman, Sikiru Ayilara, come out in numbers to protest against non-payment of gratuities, lateness and non-increment in their monthly pensions and discrimination against them and the state pensioners by the Governor Dapo Abiodun government.
Recall that the local government pensioners had in June thronged the office of the state Governor after “many unreplied letters to him” about their complaints.
They had made known their plan to picket the government secretariat by sleeping and cooking in front of Abiodun’s office.
By locking up the main gates, civil servants, corps members and visitors were seen standing outside the gate as at the time of filing this report.
There is a heavy presence of security agents, who are on standby to ensure nobody goes into the secretariat.
Some of the security agents said they got “orders from above” to put the two gates under lock and key.
No government official is on sight to attend to the aggrieved pensioners.
Meanwhile, Gov Abiodun is said to have travelled to London to visit the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu.