Pensioners Block Assembly Entrance Over Non-payment Of Entitlement

Pensioners in Osun State on Wednesday blocked the streets of Oshogbo, the state capital in protest of government’s failure to pay their pensions for eight months.The pensioners had stormed the House of Assembly Complex ‎in hundreds, chanting war songs and wielding placards showing their anger.

A young man who wore similar attire that the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, usually wears was almost mauled to death by the angry pensioners when he was spotted sauntering within the premises of the complex.



    The pensioners said they had come to ask the House to wade into the matter before they take further actions.

    According to the state secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, NUP, Gabriel Adesoji, the pensioners are undergoing immense suffering on account of the non-payment of their entitlements.

    He added that many of the pensioners died awaiting the payment of their entitlements.

    The Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Adeyemi Taiwo, pleaded with the protesters to sheathe their swords, adding that the legislature would wade into the matter.

    He said a message would be forwarded to the governor, while lawmakers will also look for ways of addressing the issue.

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