No political reason for payment of pension arrears —Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday said there were no political reasons for paying arrears of pensions and gratuities to retired workers from 1993 to 2001. He also expressed his determination to pay the last kobo owed pensioners in the state. The governor insisted it was part of his election promises and asked why the opposition party in the state did not clear the pensions and gratuities.
   Governor Okorocha had on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 paid arrears of pensions and gratuities to workers of the state who retired from 1993 to 2001. The governor said it was a crime against humanity and sin against God to owe citizens who spent the most vibrant parts of their lives to serve the state. He blamed the past governments for not seeing the payment of pension arrears as a special case.

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