Imo pensioners protest 5 months pension arrears

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klassique
9:01AM, July 29th
The pensioners in Imo State, on
Tuesday took to the streets of Owerri,
the State capital, to protest five
months pension arrears owed them by
the State government.

The protesting pensioners barricaded
the Government House roundabout
causing traffic gridlock and chanting
sorrowful songs to press home their
demand.

Speaking to journalists, the chairman
of Pension Intervention Committee,
Ohaneje Iyke said it was untrue that
the pension arrears have been cleared
as claimed by the government.

He said it was only 20% of the
pensioners that received alert.

According to him, the rest 80% was
tagged ghost pensioners by the
government.

“Are you going to blame them, they
have the mouthpiece, they have the
radio and newspapers where they can
dish out their lies? They also have the
wherewithal to execute their plans. If
the pensioners have been paid, there
won’t be need for this and with this
tumultuous crowd.

“The government only paid 20% of the
arrears and pushed the rest 80% away
as ghost. Can you imagine that? How
can one believe that this crowd of
people are ghost pensioners? We have
not been paid since March and so
many of us are dying of hunger. We
can’t pay our hospital bills nor feed
our children. This is height of
insincerity.

“This is the second phase of the
protest. We are giving them one week
to do the needed or we come back
here and probably turn the
government house to our new abode,”
he said.

The state Commissioner of police,
Isaac Akinmoyede sued for peace
among the pensioners, appealing to
them not to resort to violence in
fighting for their right.

When the state Commissioner for
Information and Strategy, Declan
Emelumba was called to react to the
issue, he failed to pick his calls.
12 Comments
klassique
klassique
9:02AM, 29th July
OH
sylviaogwu
sylviaogwu
12:31PM, 30th July
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Sucksex
Sucksex
8:49AM, 31st July
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MondayBarikpe
MondayBarikpe
8:38PM, 31st July
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Sucksex
Sucksex
2:32AM, 1st August
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klassique
klassique
8:13AM, 3rd August
all right
Godfrey55
Godfrey55
12:55AM, 8th August
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Godfrey55
Godfrey55
1:02AM, 8th August
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Joseph oni
Joseph oni
11:29PM, 25th August
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usman muhammed
usman muhammed
1:50PM, 11th September
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