ABIA, Nigeria – Hundreds of Abia State pensioners have protested the payment of their pension arrears, as well as the alleged failure of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration in the state to enhance their welfares.
Speaking at the Abia House of Assembly premises while being received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji flanked by some State lawmakers, the pensioners led by their executives, said they were at the State Assembly complex to solicit the support of the current 7th Assembly in line with their current legislative reforms of institutions and processes in the State to resolve their pension arrears.
Responding on behalf of members of the Assembly, the Speaker, Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, promised the pensioners in the State that the 7th Abia State House of Assembly will collaborate with the Executive arm in finding speedy and lasting solution to their pension arrears.
He said, “I will also want to charge you not to allow themselves to be used by mischievous politicians to achieve their selfish purposes of destabilizing the State. I’m assuring that the issue of pension arrears in Abia State will soon be a thing of the past”.
The speaker, told the pensioners that the present administration in the Abia Assembly was working hard to ensure the issue of pension arrears is solved in the state.