Oyo State government has approved N880 million for the payment of primary schools and local government pensioners, the Caretaker Chairman of Ibadan Northwest Local Government Area, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said yesterday.
The council chief urged local chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to show understanding and not confrontational.
Olatunbosun spoke against the backdrop of the 14-day ultimatum served by NUP state chapter on the Ministry of Local Government to pay outstanding pension arrears.
He attributed the irregularity in the payment of pension arrears to the national pension scam and strain on the resources at government disposal.
According to him, about 400 ghost pensioners have been identified from the ongoing verification of workers.