VIDEO: Ogun state govt locks out pensioners, civil servants, corpers during protest

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On Wednesday the Ogun State Government locked protesting pensioners out of the Oke-Mosan governor’s office in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The pensioners, under the auspices of the Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN), led by their Chairman, Sikiru Ayilara, are protesting non-payment of gratuities, lateness and non-increment in their monthly pensions and discrimination against them and the state pensioners by the Governor Dapo Abiodun government.

Recall that the local government pensioners had in June thronged the office of the state Governor after “many unreplied letters to him” about their complaints.

They had made known their plan to picket the government secretariat by sleeping and cooking in front of Abiodun’s office.

By locking up the main gates, civil servants, corps members and visitors were seen standing outside the gate as at the time of filing this report.

There is a heavy presence of security agents, who are on standby to ensure nobody goes into the secretariat.

Some of the security agents said they got “orders from above” to put the two gates under lock and key.

No government official is on sight to attend to the aggrieved pensioners.

Meanwhile, Gov Abiodun is said to have travelled to London to visit the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu.



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