Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma has said the state will publish the names of those earning more than N330 million annually as pension soon.

He stated this while speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Owerri on Sunday.

He said some pensioners were receiving monies above their retirement salaries while others get outrageous amounts that are unaccounted for, adding that he had set up the process of integrating Imo pensioners into the National Contributory Pensions Scheme.

“I’ll soon publish names of those who earn above N330 million per annum as pension for Imo people to know.

“Government will no longer make use of microfinance banks for payments of salaries and pensions because there are no clearinghouses for BVN holders so that pensioners can be paid directly.

“Government has decided to automate all payments to enable it to migrate to the contributory pension’s scheme,” he said.

According to him, the new initiative, nobody would be able to defraud the government any longer after the biometric verification.

Uzodinma said that only primary and secondary school teachers, who have been verified and confirmed to be employees of the government, will receive their salaries and advised those “playing politics” with pensions and salaries to desist from doing so as his administration is set to go after such people.


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