“I was a headteacher in a primary school before I retired in 2017. Till now, I have not received anything. All the documents they asked us to submit preparatory to our retirement were submitted. We were told that they had paid up till 2015. When will it get to us? Is it when we die and cannot eat the fruit of our labour? ”
That was a statement of a former primary school head teacher, despite submitting all required documents for the processing and payment.
Other retired workers from the Lagos State Ministry of Education have also lamented the delay in the payment of their pensions.
The former teachers said more than two years after retirement, they had yet to receive any communication from the government over their entitlements.
They said while some of their colleagues had died without getting any payment, others were sick and lacked adequate medical care.
The retirees spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were afraid of intimidation.