Imo pensioners protest unpaid allowances in Owerri, block road leading to Govt house

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After presenting Prado Jeeps and Land cruisers to the Speaker and members of the Imo State House of Assembly, report surfaced that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state was planning to slash the entitlements of pensioners.

Imo pensioners protest the slashing of their pension by Gov Okorocha

Imo pensioners protest the slashing of their pension by Gov Okorocha

According to the report, plans were underway to compel the pensioners in the state to forfeit 60% of their entitlements and take home only 40%.

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The pensioners are not happy with this and have taken to the streets to express their displeasure.

Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha (photos)

Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha

The retirees who are protesting the governor’s decision to slash their pension arrears by 60%, barricaded the roundabout leading to the Government House in Owerri.

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Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha

The pensioners are not happy that the governor wants to pay only 40% of their 13 months unpaid pension

Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha

Imo pensioners want Okorocha to pay them the 77-month pension arrears and gratuities being owed them by the state government

Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha

Imo pensioners blocked the roundabout leading to the Government House in Owerri

Imo pensioners protest against Gov Okorocha

What do you think?

Is the Imo state govenrment being fair to these retirees?

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