The Ogun state government on Thursday shut out the local government pensioners from entering into the government office to protest non payment of their gratuities.
The Chief Security Officer to Govenor Dapo Abiodun name withheld ordered the security men to shut the pensioners out when they he discovered their mission to protest.
Meanwhile The Chairman of the Pensioners, chief Ayilara while speaking with Journalists said that they have brought their luggages and their beds to sleep till the governor answer to their yearnings, saying that they are tired of repeated promises from the government.
Ayilara disclosed that they have written ten letters through many channels to Govenor Abiodun to seek for audience without getting neither acknowledgement nor response.
They demanded that their ten years Outstanding gratuities to be fully paid within 24 months and not 34 years of agreement reached with organised labour without their knowledge.
They also rejected the payment of the 68billion ten years Outstanding gratuities at five hundred million quarterly for 34 years.
The Pensioners also demanded Immediate implementation of the provisions of the circular on 33.4% increase in pension issued in 2014 which other neighboring states had long paid.
They also called for verification of the where about of their over 3 Billion Naira in the coffers of the central Bank, Abeokuta Branch lodged by bureau of Local Government pensions since 2010, saying that money is meant for the payment of gratuities of local government pensioners.
They claimed that payment of 30,000 naira minimum pension to pensioners as against 5,000 minimum pension now being paid in Ogun state after all our Excellency has graciously granted 30,500.00as minimum wage of new starter in the service.
Our correspondent gathered that Govenor Dapo Abiodun who was represented by the secretary to the state government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi is currently having a negotiation with the Pensioners.