Angry workers in Ogun State on Sunday accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of criminal violations of the law, pointing at his failure to remit deductions made under the Contributory Pension Scheme. The law establishing the scheme demands that deductions be remitted within seven days, but the workers said that has been observed in breach so far for 67 months.
The Chairman, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Ogun State Council, Olubunmi Fajobi, made the declaration at the commemoration of the 2016 May Day celebration and rally held at Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.
Mr. Fajobi, speaking while the governor was on his seat at the rally, chose not to mince words on the special day as he decried the governorâ€™s failure to faithfully run the scheme. He pointed out that failure to remit deductions within seven days was a serious offence under the contributory pension law.
â€œWe wish toâ€Ž voice out again that the state government should heed to our demand for the suspension of the contributory pension scheme. This demand is borne out of the fact that government has continuously not shown commitment to faithfully run the scheme,â€ Mr. Fajobi said.