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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday in Benin, held a meeting with members of the state chapter Nigerian Union of Pensioners, to resolve issues pertaining to pension payments.

The Head of Administration, Oredo Local Government Council, Mr Osagiator Ojo, said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Joint Account and Allocation Committee meeting, chaired by Obaseki.

“Government has observed with dismay the gross misinformation that has characterised the payment of pensions in the state.

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“The governor, therefore, would wish to engage the union leadership or the pensioners both at the local and state levels to ensure that this gross misinformation is dispelled and all issues arising to the controversies bothering on pension payments are amicably resolved,” he said.

Ojo said that the 18 local governments in the state jointly contributed N212. 88m in August for the payment of pensions and also contributed N244. 09m in September.

He said a total allocation accrued to the 18 local governments in September and shared in October was N2.55bn out of which N1. 46bn was mandatory expenditure, adding that there was a significant increase in internally generated revenue by the local governments from N85. 03m in September to N115.54m in October.

Ojo said the governor had ordered a seven-man committee be set up to update the state government on crime and other illegalities in different parts of the state.

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