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The chairman of the Imo State Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries, Chief Romanus Ezeogu has come heavily on the civil service system in the State, maintaining that it has totally collapsed.
Ezeogu spoke to newsmen on Wednesday during the end of the year get-together of the association in Owerri noted that the system has been bastardised by the former administration in the State who he accused of it adhering to due process in running the affairs of the State.
He further disclosed that most of his members who went on study leave were retired in masse in March without pay thereby causing untold hardship on their families.
‘The civil service system in the State is dead, things are no longer as it used to be, our members are dying of hardship because of the system in payment of their entitlements’ he lamented.
The ex-scribes who had fun dancing old tunes said the get together in Owerri be made an annual event.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received behind closed doors, the Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Uzodinma disclosed that he updated the president on security and socio-economic developments in his state.
He revealed that said, in response to his presentations, President Buhari promised to do more to ensure adequate security of life and property of all citizens in the state and across the country, ahead of the yuletide season.
According to him, steps are being taken to address security challenges in the South-East region of the country.
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