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Imo Pensioners Protest Non-payment Of Arrears

Channels Television  
Updated December 20, 2016

Pensioners, Imo StateThe Nigerian Union of Pensioners in Imo State has kicked against what they termed ‘obnoxious terms of conditions by the government before pensions can be paid’.

The senior citizens, led by the state chairman, Gideon Ezeji, took to the streets of Owerri on Tuesday to protest the non-payment of their pension arrears by the Imo State government.

The aggrieved protesters carried placards with several inscriptions, as they called on the state government to pay all pending arrears in full and withdraw the said form without further delay.

At an earlier press conference, Governor Rochas Okorocha had said the government had commenced payment of pension arrears.

He added that most of the claims about non-payment of pensions were unfounded, especially from those he said were not civil servants, but were bent on creating confusion in the state.