Uzodinma to publish names of fraudulent pensioners

Marco Green
July 6, 2020

The governor also announced that he has set in motion the process of integrating Imo Pensioners into the National Contributory Pensions Scheme as a way of enhancing their welfare and good governance of the State.

"The highlight of the fraud was that 8 persons were earning N330m annually as pension, one of them late", he said.

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has expressed dismay over what he described as a massive fraud, ranging from discrepancies in salary and pensions padding, to over-bloated and double payments uncovered in the state's payroll system.

He added that only primary and secondary school teachers, who have been verified and confirmed to be employees of government, will receive their salaries. "Government has made a decision to automate all payments to enable it migrate to the contributory pension's scheme".

He further warned that his administration would attack all those "playing politics" with pensions and salaries, while advising them to desist from such act.

Meanwhile, immediate past Deputy Governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona, had broken his silence since he left office with former Governor Emeka Ihedioha on January 14, 2020, saying he was ready for investigation of his activities while in office.

The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

With this in place, he said nobody would be able to defraud the government any longer after the biometric verification.

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