Pensioners in Edo State protest over non-payment of 42month arrears

Pensioners in Edo State have protested over the non-harmonization of their pension since 2008.

The pensioners, who protested peacefully to the government house, were also unhappy over the non-payment of their pension in the last 42 months.

The spokesman of the pensioners, Mr Michael Umogbai, accused the state government of being insensitive to their plight, in spite of several promises it had made to settle them.

Umogbai recalled that the State House of Assembly had in December 2016 approved about 3billion naira to clear the pension arrears.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Philip Shaibu, who received the pensioners, appealed for more patience, assuring that the pension arrears would be paid soon.

He told them that the government was working to improve its internally generated revenue to ensure that pension and salaries were paid promptly.

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