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Unless a miracle happens between 23th to 24th December, 2021 pensioners in Imo State may not celebrate the Christmas like every other citizen in the state.
A thorough investigation by The Eastern Updates reveals that as at the time of filing this report, the pensioners in Imo state were yet to receive alerts for their December stipend despite all promises made by Governor Hope Uzodinma during his recent interaction with workers in the state.
Although, many civil servants in the state have been receiving alerts since yesterday (23rd) it is not certain the largesse may go round to enable the beneficiaries make Christmas purchases which is almost late.
Some pensioners who spoke to this Reporter, wondered why the Governor would be so uncaring at this critical time every breathing being should be celebrating.
It would be recalled that some months ago on Ozisa FM radio program in Owerri, the state Commissioner for Information, Chief Declan Emelumba repeatedly said that the Hope Uzodinma government is not owing any worker or pensioner.
But observers at the Secretariat doubt the veracity of the claim by Commissioner Emelumba. They wondered how over close to ten thousand unpaid Civil servants and pensioners could be tagged ‘ghosts’ when they are physically present at his Ministry.
THE EASTERN UPDATES