Imo State Government has finally put to rest the problems of arrears of pensions as all pensioners in the state have been automated and pensions paid now as at when due.
Imo state chief of staff Nnamdi Anyaehie disclosed this while interacting with Imo based Newspaper publishers in his office, at the Government House.
According to Anyaehie, the state Government has cleared all the arrears of pensions in Imo pointing out that those who have not received their pensions are the ones that have not assessed theirs or those who with one problem or the other.
This is even as he frowned at the fraudulent attitude of the pensioners who according to him retired in the education sector and worked their way to Health, where they receive higher pensions at the detriment of the state Government.
Some of the pensioners who relatives of the publishers who were called confirmed that indeed, they had received their pensions.
The confirmation of the pensioners before the Imo publishers however confirmed Bishop Obinna’s thank-you message to Uzodinma last Sunday when he during the eucharis said that some pensioners and civil servants informed him that they had received some months of arrears of pensions and salaries.
Bishop Obinna, who at the said mass, described Uzodinma as a man of his words, however, blamed civil servants for causing a delay in the ongoing verification exercise.
Speaking with publishers at the said meeting, Anyaehie while describing Uzodinma as a man who is ever prepared to move the state to an enviable height, challenged any pensioner owed to come up with evidence pointing out that all have been paid.
He further used the medium to appeal with publishers who he described as stakeholders in Imo to assist the State Government by ensuring that only the truth is reported while assuring to work with them.