The court case instituted by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, Oyo State branch against Oyo State government kicked off yesterday at the Oyo State High Court 7, Ring road, Ibadan.
This case is in respect of unpaid gratuities and pensions of retired primary school teachers and local government pensioners amounting N42.3billion spanning 56 months from May 2011-December 2017.
When January-June 2018 unpaid gratuities and pensions are added these pensioners would have been owed 62 months of unpaid gratuities and pensions.
Oyo State government was, however, not represented.
NUP has as its counsel, Alh. Lasun Sanusi (SAN).
The counsel sought the leave of the Court to serve His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Governor by substituted means the notice of the litigation.
The Court granted the application.
The prayer of the pensioners is to adopt the report of the 16-Man Technical Committee set up by the State Government in January 2018 as consent judgement. The kernel of the report is that the retired primary school teachers and local government pensioners should henceforth receive their pensions in full and not in percentages as it’s often the case and payment of the indebtedness of #42.3billion in 48months(4yrs). The case was adjourned to July 11, 2018.