Uzodimma willfully denied pensioners, workers salaries — Imo PDP

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The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday accused the state governor, Hope Uzodimma of denying the civil servants and pensioners their entitlement in the state.

The PDP, State Publicity Secretary, Emenike Nmeregini, stated this to newsmen in Owerri, while reacting to the Uzodimma’s second year anniversary claims.

Recall that the Governor Uzodinma had in a second-year anniversary speech told journalists that his administration is not indebted to any civil servant salary in Imo state and noted that those who are yet to be paid should visit the office of the Head of Service, to clear pending issue.

However, in a counterclaim, The PDP noted that “Imo has collapsed under Gov. Uzodinma. In the past two years, Senator Uzodinma has willfully denied workers and retirees their salaries and pensions. When workers staged protests, they are tagged fake and brutalised by agents of the government.

“Last year alone, the regime accessed over N59 billion loans from foreign and domestic sources. This year, 2022, Senator Uzodinma has perfected plans to borrow an additional N61 billion. When added to well over N103 billion which has come to the local government areas from FAAC under Uzodinma, the N105 billion which has come to the state also from FAAC, the N24 billion which the state has internally generated and the N10 billion which represents the 13% Oil Derivation, it is heartbreaking that there is nothing in Imo to show for the monies.”

“This is not the Imo State we envisioned for our children. Within the years under review, Senator Uzodinma has had neither a well-researched policy nor direction in the various sectors of the state. This is the calamity that has befallen our state.”

“Our party notes with great pain that within two years, Senator Uzodinma has made our state, Imo, the unemployment capital of Nigeria. It is noteworthy that the relevant rating board, the Presidential Business Enabling Environment Council, has consistently placed Imo at the lowest rung of the ladder in terms of ease of doing business in Nigeria. Worse still, within two years, our state ranks highest in the South East in terms of infant and maternal mortality rates.”

“Also, the local government system has been completely emasculated, defunded and stripped of autonomy, thus, giving way for mass misery at the grassroots. We wish to encourage the people of Imo State to keep the spirit alive. This regime must expire very soon to give way to PDP led government for the good of the people,” Uzodimma said.

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