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Imo government begins payment of pension to retired broadcasters


The Imo State Government has begun the payment of pension to the retired workers of the state-owned electronic media, Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).

Last month (October) retirees of the State Civil Service received two months pensions after biometric data capture/verification exercises were conducted for about 25,000 retirees.

The IBC workers were however not paid, which led to public outcry.In a statement posted on his Facebook wall, the Chairman of the IBC Pensioners Association, Chidi Madu, confirmed that his colleagues have started receiving alerts for the August, September and October pension, thanking the State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, and other officials for making the payments possible.

He urged pensioners yet to receive their pension to be patient.The statement read in part: “To the glory of God IBC Pensioners have started receiving August/September/October 2019 pension. We are grateful to Governor Emeka Ihedioha and his government for this singular display of milk of human kindness.

“We are further elated by the immutable fact that never again will our ‘pensionability’ be called to question – the number one image maker and communicator of Imo State Government.“However some of our members have not been paid, but we have been assured that they will smile like their colleagues. We are lucky our governor loves us.“We are grateful to all those who helped one way or the other. We know you. We assure you of our continued unwavering support to this government.”


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