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Imo State Pensioners In Another Protests As Government Denies Them Payment

Imo State Pensioners In Another Protests As Government Denies Them Payment

Imo State old men and women retirees have taken to the streets on

peaceful protest for non payment of pension and gratuities by the Government.

The demonstration witnessed disruption of vehicular activities, as public motorists and other private vehicles where delayed in their movement . The Old men and women where accompanied by some security personnel's to maintain peace and order at the course of the protest.

According to some witnesses, the retired pensioners were promised a week ago, by the Special Assistance to the Governor, Mr Cosmos Iwu, promising that government will grant them their requests but failed.

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After the demonstration at the Rock View, the Pensioners matched towards the Government house but were refused entrance by the securities at the gate.

Pensioners in Imo State has often taken to streets in agitation for their hard earned money, but has been denied of this right. According to report, Gov Rochas Okorocha made a payment of 60:40 to them, which generated lots of criticisms.

One of the Old men who refused to join his colleagues to the Government house who pleaded anonymity, told eaglesouecenews that only Emeka Ihedioha paid them their 100% gratuity, during the seven months he stayed in office as the Governor.

Imo State Pensioners In Another Protests As Government Denies Them Payment
He went further to state that only Imo remained the State to owe their pensioners as other States have no record of such. The administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma continues to pay deaf ear to their plights, instead of completing what his predecessors started.

Eaglesouecenews also learnt that the Protests which included men and women who are above the age of 80 years has been a painful one and most time records cases of death after or during the course of the Protests.

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According to someone " Emeka Ihedioha would have done more if given the opportunity, including the clearing of the pensions and gratuities of these retired workers".

Emeka Ihedioha was sacked from Office  by the Supreme Court, after seven months in office. His removal from office also generated a lot of controversies both local and international, an indication that the Judiciary is now a tool in the hands of the Executive to accomplish their selfish interests.

They therefore called on government to attend to their plights to avert further protests from the pensioners.

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