Osun Retirees Protest, Allege Diversion of Second tranche of Paris Club fund

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Scores of retirees from Osun State Civil Service on Thursday trooped out and staged a protest alleging  the state Governor Rauf  Aregbesola  of diverting  the second tranche of the paris club fund.

Pensioneers protesting Diversion of Second tranche of Paris Club fund

Osun state Pensioners protesting over Diversion of Second tranche of Paris Club fund

The pensioners, who were seen with different placards bearing various inscriptions maintained that the state government diverted various bailout funds meant for the payment of Salaries and was attempting to divert the sum of N12.7bn, which is the 2nd Tranche of Paris Club fund.

The pensioners marched  from Ayetoro through Old Garage and terminated the protest at the popular Orita-Olaiya Junction causing traffic snarl despite the presence of security personnel who were on ground to prevent the protest from been hijacked.

For three consecutive times this year alone, the pensioners had described the governor insensitivity as deliberate refusal of the government to pay their twelve months arears and Gratuities.

They also alleged that no worker that retired from the state civil service since 2008 till date has been paid gratuity.

Addressing the Protesters, the Chairman forum of 2011/2012 retirees, Comrade Ilesanmi Omoniyi alleged that the governor diverted money meant for the payment of pension and gratuity.

He said what was more annoying to the elder statement was that the state government had at three different times received intervention from the Federal Government to pay the workers but refused to.

Simillarly, a former Head of service in the state, Mr Segun Akinwusi told the retirees to use their votes to change a government that had made life unbearable for them.

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By Saheed Adeyemi,Osogbo.

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