The Head of Service represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Head of Service office, Adejoke Eyitayo said, “the Ajimobi-led administration in the State is responsible and committed to the well-being of both serving and retired civil servants’.

“The administration will continue to pay the gratuities to the pensioners based on merit, without any influence or favour,” she said, stressing that government was making concerted efforts to ease the pains of the pensioners in the state.

Penpushing further reports that, Ogunesan stressed that the disbursement was done to make life easier for senior citizens who had served the state meritoriously for 35 years, and appealed to those that were yet to receive theirs not to lose hope, noting that efforts were in top gear toward the payment of their gratuities as soon as possible.

The Head of Service advised the beneficiaries not to venture into a business without having in-depth knowledge of such business and avoid fraudsters who might want to dupe them.

Penpushing also reports that, a beneficiary, Kazeem Mudathir, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked the Governor for releasing the huge amount of money as their gratuities despite the paucity of funds in the State.

He noted that the procedure followed in paying the money was purely on merit, as nobody collected anything from them before releasing the money.

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