Oyo State Government on Thursday said it has disbursed Two Hundred and Eighty Million Naira as payment of gratuity for One Hundred (100) retired civil servants for 2012 on Grade Level 1 to 17 in the State.
The State Head of Service Mrs Ololade Agboola made this known during the symbolic presentation of cheques to 2012 retired civil servants held at Gratuity Hall, former Ministry of Establishments and Training building Secretariat Ibadan.
She admonished retired civil servants to process their retirement papers on time so that they could collect their gratuity on time, noting that government would only process payment for those that had earlier processed their retirement documents.
The Head of service, who was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary Mrs Adejoke Eyitayo urged retirees to stay away from fraudulent people who always negotiate a certain percentage to facilitate the payment of their gratuity which they had earned legitimately.
Agboola added that retired civil servants are enlisted for payment of gratuity base on merit, that is, the year of completion of their retirement papers.
She therefore, advised them to use their gratuity judiciously by embarking on profitable business ventures that will take care of them and their families.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Taiwo Adekola Tanimowo commended Governor Seyi Makinde Led Administration for adequate and logistics attention for prompt payment of gratuity in the State.