Children lament over unpaid gratuity of late father
Ifaseun, shortly before his death, worked at the federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism as a Senior Control Inspector. He retired on February 1, 2006, though he eventually left service on August 2, 2006. He waited in vain for months for his gratuity to be paid, but to no avail, until his death.
According to the first son of the deceased, Adeshina Ifaseun, the family has tried several means of getting all entitlement of their father paid, but all their efforts had met a brickwall.
“After his death, we waited for a year for the government to do the needful by starting the payment of his pension, but nothing was done about it. After we approached the ministry, we were asked to submit our father’s letter of administration and death certificate, which he did promptly. Sadly, that has been the story since then, despite countless travels we have made to the ministry in Abuja,” he said.
The first son, who affirms he has the mandate of the family, said they decided to make their plea known to the government with a visit to The Guardian for action to be taken.