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Must imo state continue having problems paying pensioners in every administration?


2020
Pensioners in Imo State on Tuesday took to the streets of Owerri, the state capital, protesting the state government’s non-payment of their pensions and gratuities since February.

Barring placards with various inscriptions depicting their plights, the retirees accused the governor Hope Uzodinma led administration of insensitivity.

2019
For instance, the past eight years in Imo State, under the Rochas Okorocha administration saw pensioners witness the most grueling era of their lives. The erstwhile governor Okorocha, who bamboozled Imo people with unfulfilled promises visited pensioners with venom. It was a dark period, which no one would ever pray to recur.
Pensioners in Imo State, yesterday, protested the continued refusal by Governor Rochas Okorocha to pay them their pensions which ranged between 22 and 77 months in arrears

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/okorocha-owing-us-77-months-imo-pensioners/

In an attempt to erase this dark history of unpaid pensions and gratuity, the incumbent Governor Ihedioha set out to tackle the mess. Conscious of the fact that pension payment in the state presents an intractable problem after series of verifications that yielded no result, the Governor decided to tackle it systematically. A committee was constituted to first carry out a comprehensive verification that would capture all the affected pensioners. (Guardian News Papers)

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