Reactions as Sanwo-Olu asks pensioners not to donate their gratuity to churches, mosques

Reactions as Sanwo-Olu asks pensioners not to donate their gratuity to churches, mosques


Reactions have trailed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s advice to retirees who got their contributory pension worth about N4.46b not to donate it to churches, mosques, or religious groups.

Speaking at the 105 batches of retirement bond certificate presentation ceremony to the 2000 retirees, Sanwo-Olu said they should use their pension to solve their family problems.

The governor said the payment of the pension was a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Lagos State government to its retirees.

“This is not meant to solve all family problems. It is about you, what you have earned and worked for.

“When they say they want to build a church or mosque and ask you to come out to pledge N3m. Don’t do that. God will give you the wisdom to act, Sanwo-Olu has done his part o,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu comments have elicited missed reactions from X users.

@AA_Adelodun said: “I’m deeply impressed and I hope the aged pensioners listen to him and yield to that important advice. Cos those religious bigots out there are wicked ooo.”

@abdallahalghazy wrote: “Impressive. GOD bless you Mr. Governor.”

@roseokpete said: “God will bless this man @jidesanwoolu do you know how many states have failed or neglected to pay pension to workers after years of dedicated service? Some even d!3 without seeing a dime. Benue State @benuestategovt is one of such state..very lackadaisical”

@uchchukwukwunna12: “Why is the governor addressing the retired workers in Yoruba? Lagos is not yoruba state. Why trying to force yoruba on every nigerian in the state? If this is not provocative and act of treason, what then is it?”

@omoduduwa: “Gov Sanwo-Olu is leaving a great legacy in Lagos. These are efforts we only see near election time in this country and to think this is his second term.”

@agenigeriafound: “Kudos to @jidesanwoolu d first Governor that show deep empathy for older persons and advice them on Financial Abuse as they receive their pension. The era of we have not paid the living let alone the death is gone. You deserve an award from us for your priority for older persons.”



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