Horror! 4 Elder Folks Hunch As Imo Pensioners Take To The Streets To Protest Once more
The PUNCH reviews that no fewer than 4 pensioners had been on Tuesday rushed to an undisclosed hospital as they slumped throughout a protest march in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The retirees had been demanding 5 months pension arrears.
The retirees had blocked roads main out and in of the state authorities home, demanding that the Governor Hope Uzodinma administration pay them their pensions and gratuities.
Clutching placards depicting their plight, the senior residents accused the state governor of irritating them.
One of many retirees, Mrs Margret Onuoha, who was revived, informed journalists that regardless of retiring as a director on Grade Degree 14, the authorities had continued to frustrate her.
Shedding tears, the girl mentioned her husband, Eugene Onuoha, additionally a retiree died within the wrestle in 2016 and was by no means paid until date.
The Chairman, Pensioners Intervention Committee within the state, Iyke Ohaneje, mentioned that the federal government was not honest to the retirees.
He mentioned, “The federal government is owing us a complete of 45 months, however we’re asking authorities to pay us 5 months arrears amassed since March 2020.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Issac Akinmoyede, who addressed the pensioners, assured them that their matter can be mentioned on the state safety assembly which holds on Wednesday.