Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola says his administration paid about N31 billion as pensions to all categories of pensioners in the state since 2018.
The governor said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Tuesday.
Omipidan said Oyetola disclosed this while addressing the retirees at the presentation of bond certificates to retired public servants, at the Multi-purpose Hall, Local Government Service Commission Abere, Osogbo.
Oyetola who said the Administration has been doing everything possible to fulfil his promise despite the harsh economic conditions arising from national economic challenges, said the administration has been consistent in ensuring the release of N509 million on a monthly basis to cater for pensioners under the old pension scheme.
He said he has released a total sum of N963,246,530.53 to pensioners in the state.
“Despite the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, which sorely affected our economy, our government ensured prompt full payment of salaries and pension without fail all through.