The Ogun State Government has released N1.7BN for the payment of gratuities to another batch of 685 pensioners in the State.

This is in fulfillment of the government’s promise to continue the payment of outstanding gratuities in batches.

Addressing the beneficiaries, who are retirees grouped into the batch from January to June 2013, Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande commended them for their patience and understanding, which culminated into the resolve by government to give what is due to them.

Sobande explained that government is concerned with the comfort and welfare of the retired civil servants, despite the economic situation in the country, pleading with those that have not been paid to be patient, as the payment is done in batches, assuring that the government would not deny them their entitlement.

The government had earlier disbursed the sum of N1.5bn to the first batch of retirees who disengaged from service between July to December, 2012.

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