A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has lamented that she had not been earning pension from anywhere even after years of public service.
TOP MEDIA reports that Ojikutu said this in an interview with This Day, published on Thursday, alleging that Bola Tinubu, the former governor of the state and Nigeria’s president-elect, was one of those who denied her entitlements.
Asked what led to her recent outbursts “having kept quiet for long”, she said although she worked for the Lagos State civil service for many years, she was specifically told that despite this, she was not entitled to both gratuity and pension from the state government.
“I was still talking to a few people about my pension; that why are they doing this? They went to appeal courts, they hang the case; they are not following it up.
“When Governor Akinwunmi Ambode got to office, he decided that the matter should be settled. He said they should go and withdraw the case from the appeal court and settle it. They were on it and at the last stage, he had a problem with Bola Tinubu. So they couldn’t conclude. I was still talking to some of the bigwigs in APC for me to get my pension,” she said.