Edo LG Pensioners: Oshiomhole To Meet Local Government Chairs

Channels Television  
Updated October 24, 2015
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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, is set to meet with local government chairmen to intervene over the non payment of pension to local government pensioners in the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Kassim Afegbua, revealed this while briefing journalists at the Edo State Government House on Friday.

Mr Afegbua said that Governor Oshiomhole was concerned that while the state had met its own pension obligations the local government had failed to meet theirs.

He emphasised that the pensioners who protested to the Edo State Government House are not the responsibility of the state government but that of the local government.

Pensioners from across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State on October 20, staged a protest over non-payment of entitlements by the Edo State Government.

The pensioners protested to Edo State Government House to draw attention to their plight.