The Ogun state government on Wednesday excluded protesting retirees from Oke-Mosan governor’s office in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The retirees, under the auspices of the Association of Local Government Retirees of Nigeria (LOGPAN), led by their president, Sikiru Ayilara, are protesting against non-payment of tips, delay and failure to increase their monthly pensions and discrimination against them and the state retired by the government of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Recall that local government retirees invaded the state governor’s office in June after “many unanswered letters” about their complaints.
They had made known their plan to picket the government secretariat while sleeping and cooking in front of Abiodun’s office.
Locking the main doors, officials, corps members and visitors were seen standing outside the door as at the time of filing of this report.
There is a strong presence of security guards, who are on standby to ensure that no one enters the secretariat.
Some of the security guards said they received “orders from above” to lock the two doors under lock and key.
No government official is in sight to deal with injured retirees.
Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun is said to have traveled to London to visit the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu.