Pensioners Begin Three-day Fast Over Non Payment Of Entitlement

Members of the Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN) on Friday embarked on a three-day fasting to protest the non payment of their gratuities by the Ogun State Government. 

The three-day fasting is scheduled to be promptly followed by a peaceful protest to Governor Dapo Abiodun’s office in Abeokuta, the state capital. 

According to M Sikiru Ayilara, the Chairman of LOGPAN, they were tired of writing letters to the governor after they had written 12 without any response.

“Pensioners’ lives were at stake due to the non-payment of their gratuities. The quarterly payment of N500m by the governor would take 34 years to clear all the gratuities.

“We are subjecting ourselves to three days fast and prayer so that we shall call on God to be on our side.

“We are not going to give him (Abiodun) any notice again. He will see us with our mats and clothes. We will go to his office; let him kill us there. After all, many of us are dying silently,” Ayilara said. 

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