The governorship flag bearer of Motion Alliance, AA, in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has faulted the federal government of Rochas Okorocha over the plight of pensioners within the state.
Nwosu picked the faults whereas explaining why he couldn’t do a lot to finish the plight of Imo pensioners.
The previous Chief of Employees to Governor Rochas Okorocha mentioned it was as a result of “as a Chief of Staff, my role was advisory, while the buck stops on the governor’s table.”
Nwosu acknowledged this in a press release issued by his marketing campaign organisation’s Director of Media and Publicity, Onwuasoanya Jones.
He additionally reaffirmed that he was absolutely ready to finish the sufferings skilled by Imo pensioners.
“My duty as Chief of Staff, was to make suggestions, while the governor decides whether to implement such suggestions or not. I didn’t have powers to do anything on my own,” Nwosu mentioned.
Nwosu, who dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for AA to chase his dream of turning into governor, additionally mentioned if elected, he would implement these concepts that might be useful to Imo individuals, in addition to be certain that pensioners get their due.
“I know what the problems are and I also understand the predicament of the present administration in solving that problem once and for all. I shall step on toes, no matter how big those toes are,” Nwosu assured.
He mentioned he was “pained” that Imo senior residents need to undergo avoidable rigours earlier than getting their official entitlements.
“It is unfortunate that after these rigorous verifications, they still do not get paid their entitlements as at when due,” Nwosu lamented.
Nwosu, who’s Okorocha’s son in-law opined that there was no cause pensioners mustn’t receives a commission for his or her years of service to the state.
“A few of them are the lecturers that taught us. Others served us in numerous capacities, within the civil service.
“Now that they are old and retired, they deserve to be paid without hassles”, Nwosu mentioned.