Pensioners Collapse During Osun State’s Government Worker Audit:
A mild drama unfolded in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, on Monday as three pensioners collapsed while participating in the ongoing forensic audit of active and passive government workers.
Drama Unfolds in Osogbo:
These senior citizens had gathered at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, the designated venue for the audit, eagerly awaiting its commencement when the incident occurred.
Collapse of Elderly Participants:
Reports from Vanguard indicate that the three elderly individuals collapsed around 12:45 p.m. as they awaited the arrival of the audit team to initiate the process.
Swift action was taken by health workers from the State Ambulance Service to revive and stabilize the victims.
Struggles and Discomfort:
In the midst of this situation, other pensioners who found it challenging to endure prolonged standing were observed lying on the floor, while some sought shelter under nearby trees outside the venue.
Response from NUP:
Upon reaching out for comment, Dele Aina, the State Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), confirmed that he had been informed about the incident.
He expressed his intention to assess the situation and ensure that all those affected receive proper care.
Calls for Decentralization:
It’s important to note that the NUP had previously urged the state government to decentralize the audit process to facilitate easier access for its members.
Audit Resumes After Suspension:
Previously, the staff audit had faced suspension for several weeks due to concerns raised by the state House of Assembly regarding the treatment of civil servants by the consultant.
However, the suspension was lifted after assurances were given that the identified issues would be addressed.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn