In a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, Ademoye said that the support the local government pensioners had received from Governor Dapo Abiodun's administration had wiped away their tears and reduced the rate at which the retirees die due to lack of money to attend to their medical needs.
The LOGPAN chairman said that the governor recently released another N1.9bn which was used to pay gratuities for 369 retired local government workers.
Ademoye said, “It is good we place it on record that Gov Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has been very supportive of the course of the local government pensioners. In the last one year, 564 local government Pensioners have collected their gratuities in full.
“The icing on the cake was the recent release of N1.9bn for the payment of outstanding gratuities from which 369 local government pensioners benefitted.
“Funds were released to pensioners who have medical challenges from their outstanding gratuities. In the last one year, no pensioner known to the association died because of lack of funds to settle medical expenses.”
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