Delta Pensioners Accuse Gov Okowa Of Embezzling Paris Club Refund
Pensioners under the umbrella of the Association of Retired Local Government Staff and Primary School Teachers in Delta State, on Tuesday, protested the non-payment of benefits owed from 2013 till date.
The protesting pensioners accused Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of misusing the Paris Club refund and bailout fund released to the state by the Federal Government.
Chairman of the association, Jerry Arioghore stated: “It is appalling to note that soon after assumption of office in May 2015, the state governor Ifeanyi Okowa, through the joint allocation account stopped the 7.5 percent statutory monthly allocation to the Bureau of Local Government Pensions.
“This is a serious infraction on the Delta State Pension Reform Law and all efforts to draw his attention to this fell on deaf ears.”