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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Imo State pensioners protest non payment up to 77 months arrears

Pensioners in Imo State, led by the state Chairman, Chief Gideon Ezeji, took to the streets Thursday and blocked both Okigwe road and the entrance to Government House Owerri as they protested the non-payment of their pension.

According to Ezeji; “As at December 2016, the state is owing Imo pensioners between 22 months and 77 months arrears. Our gratuities have remained unpaid since 1998 till date.”
They also described the recent plan by the state government to pay 40 percent of the accumulated arrears only while the pensioners forfeit the remaining 60 percent as callous and inconsiderate.

Reacting to the allegations, Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Rochas Okorocha, released a statement stating that those who protested yesterday at the Government House are not pensioners and that the issue of pensions has been resolved.
“The truth of the matter as it concerns the issue of pensions in the state is that more than 99 percent of the pensioners in the state have been paid arrears of their pensions up to December 2016. The remaining one percent are pensioners who were omitted in the first payment exercise and they are at the moment receiving their cheques.” The statement read.
Onwuemeodo also denied claims that 60% of all pensioner’s salary was forfeited, saying that pensioners from grade level one to six were paid their full arrears while those on grade seven to seventeen are the ones who received 40% of their arrears.

Source: Vanguard


  • At 7 January 2017 at 07:06 , Anonymous Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

    Nawa o, this Okoro Hausa man is doing nothing in IMO state.too bad.

  • At 7 January 2017 at 07:06 , Anonymous Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

    Nawa o, this Okoro Hausa man is doing nothing in IMO state.too bad.

  • At 7 January 2017 at 07:56 , Blogger Saphire Muna said...

    I never knew Rochas is such a mafia... Always lying and trying to bend the truth... People who protested are not pensioners, who are they? Governors? Well what did u expect from half breed man... He used all Imo state money for buhari campaign thinking buhari will remember him in his paradise.. Lols buhari no send anybody ooooo as long as u rep east...Rip imolites until apga returns in power

  • At 7 January 2017 at 08:20 , Anonymous Cletus Chukwudozie said...

    This is wickedness in display God help Nigeria

  • At 7 January 2017 at 08:41 , Blogger Joseph Nyah said...

    I personally believe that he was the messiah but he has prove 100% his not... I pray God to help our country

  • At 7 January 2017 at 08:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rochas is a useless fellow. Owing the state workers and pensioners so much. Yet he, his wife and children are obese and spending state money any how. It's time for Imo State indigenes to get rid of him. Just compare the clown that is Rochas to Peter Obi. Compare Imo State to Anambra State. It's a big shame. And Buhari and APC can't call the idiot to order??

  • At 7 January 2017 at 09:49 , Blogger Vivian Emaduku said...

    I wonder why politicians don't fear God, how can the press secretary be lying in broad day light, May God pay you back in your own coin.

  • At 7 January 2017 at 11:06 , Blogger CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

    77 months? That's heartless!

    Long Live LIB

  • At 7 January 2017 at 12:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tomorrow wen this one die , person go write RIP? When his children and grand children turn useless person go pity them? U hold OLD pipo money dey give ur sis 63mil for Xmas deco.. We dey

  • At 7 January 2017 at 12:46 , Blogger Vivian Reginalds said...

    mumu rochas
    -D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

  • At 7 January 2017 at 13:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's unfortunate that people didn't vote for emeka instead they chose an illiterate, he used their pension to build his mansion where he lives with his family in 3 months. Wicked

  • At 7 January 2017 at 23:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My dear, God will punish Rochas & the mouth they used to lie this great lie! My mum & aunt can testify that they've not been paid for more than 22 months & they were given forms to fortify 60% of their whole moni & take 40% of 12month. God will punish that Rochas!

  • At 7 January 2017 at 23:47 , Blogger Iphie Abraham said...

    Haba! Its too much na

    Rochas do something

    lib addict#justbpassing#


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