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Delta Governor Misuses Paris Club Funds – Retirees

The Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been accused by the retirees under the umbrella of the Association of Retired Local Government Staff and Primary School Teachers of the state of the mishandling of the bailout funds released by the state government. It was revealed that the retirees have taken to the streets bearing placards and…”
Yusuf
October 4, 2017 12:09 pm

The Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been accused by the retirees under the umbrella of the Association of Retired Local Government Staff and Primary School Teachers of the state of the mishandling of the bailout funds released by the state government.

It was revealed that the retirees have taken to the streets bearing placards and banners held a protest during which they slammed Okowa over the non-payment of their entitlements.

While demanding to know how the bailout was spent, they requested the full payment of all benefits owed them from 2013 till date.

This is the second time in one week pensioners in Delta State will be protesting through the streets of Asaba singing the same song and passing the same kind of message.

Their placards gave a clear description of their requests as they converged on the complex of the State House of Assembly to pour out their grievances.

Chairman of the association, Jerry Arioghore, said: “It is appalling to note that soon after assumption of office in May 2015, the state governor Ifeanyi Okowa, through the joint allocation account stopped the 7.5 percent statutory monthly allocation to the Bureau of Local Government Pensions.

“This is a serious infraction on the Delta State Pension Reform Law and all efforts to draw his attention to this fell on deaf ears.”

 

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