Oyo Teachers hail Ajimobi over pension payment for retired colleagues
School Head-teachers in Oyo State have commended the state Governor,
Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for approving the immediate commencement of
monthly pension payment for retired primary school teachers in the
The primary school head-teachers, under the auspices of
the Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON),
gave the commendation in a letter issued in Ibadan by Alhaji Bolaji
Adeleke and Mr. I. O. Akanni, state Chairman and Secretary respectively.
It would be recalled that the massive fraud discovered at the Local
Government Pension Board, a body responsible for the payment of pension
allowances to retired primary school teachers and local government
workers, had prevented the teachers who retired in July 2011, from being
placed on monthly pensions.
The situation had also hampered
the payment of their gratuities, a situation that had led to series of
meetings between them and the state government.
Ajimobi, however, approved the immediate commencement of the pensions to
the retired primary school teachers with effect from January 2013.
The teachers said that that the approval of the pension payment had put
smiles on the faces of the retired senior citizens, even as they
pledged their solidarity and total support to the governor on his
transformation agenda for the state.
Also, a socio-cultural
organization, Ibadan Foundation has also identified with Governor
Ajimobi on his administration’s urban renewal programme in Ibadan and
other major towns and cities across the state.
``It was noted
that though the operations entailed massive dislocation of people with
lots of inconveniences, the urban renewal initiative of your
administration promises to be of long term benefits to the generality of
``We salute your courage in the endeavour and wish
you more successes in other sectors in the overall interest of the
state,’’ the organization said in a statement issued in Ibadan on Monday
by Engr. Lere Adigun and Alamu Muda-Ayeni, the President and Executive