Imo pensioners protest salary arrears, block major road (PHOTOS)

Imo state pensioners are presently carrying out a protest action at Douglas-Okigwe road, which leads to the government house.

The aged protesters have blocked the strategic road and prevented workers from going to work and motorists from leaving an already growing traffic situation.

Lecturers in the state have been on strike for some months and state governor, Rochas Okorocha sometime last month, threatened to privatise the schools if the lecturers do not call off the strike.

Imo state has one of the highest debt profiles among Nigerian states and the governor’s aide was recently arrested on accusations of embezzling the bailout given to states by the Federal Government.

The protesters say they are being owed 14 – 17 months in pension arrears by the Imo state government.

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