Chairman of the All Progressives Governors Forum Rochas Okorocha has called on the people of the South East geo-political zone to avail themselves of the opportunity being offered by the on-going All Progressives Congress,APC registration exercise.
TVC E. The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, gave orders after a meeting at the Government House owerri, that the salaries for the months of April, May and June,2016 be paid before Friday, July 8, 2016.
Governor Okorocha also warned that June, 2016 should be the last time salaries would be owed in the state and assured workers that their salaries would be paid as at when due.
He said, “To avoid confusion and delay in the payment of salaries for the mentioned months, I also direct that they could be paid within intervals of one or two days.”
“A committee to monitor the prompt payment of salaries in the state was also set up and the committee would be meeting with the directors of Accounts and Accountant-General on the 10th of every month to work on salaries and ensure prompt payment.”
The governor explained that the 70 and 30 per cent revenue sharing...
TVC E. On Wednesday the 15th of June, a peacefully protest was carried out by retirees in Imo against the non-payment of their pensions.
The Imo pensioners have claimed that the state government owe them allowances ranging from one to five years. The protesters insisted on meeting with Governor Rochas Okorocha ignoring requests from security operatives to vacate the area.
The state chairman of national union of pensioners, Chief Gideon Ezeji explained demands of the protesters:
“When the present Imo State government came on board on May 29, 2011, the citizens, including the Imo pensioners whole-heartedly welcomed and supported the government of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
On July 18, 2011, he hosted the Imo pensioners at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, and commenced the payment of three months arrears of pension owed to civil service workers. That was his first act of friendship towards the senior citizens of Imo State. He paid the civil pensioners their...