Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says his administration is owing only four years of unpaid pensions after settling nine years pensioners’ entitlements.
Oshiomhole told the State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday that contrary to the allegation by the opposition, he was not leaving behind a huge liability for his successor.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo had alleged that the present administration’s failure to pay pensioners’ arrears might cripple the incoming administration in the state.
“From 1998 when the military left, to 1999 and to the end of 2008 when I took over, that was a period of 13 years.
“So, we found a pension bill of 13 years, arrears of gratuity and pension not paid by the PDP government including the 7,000 people they dismissed.