Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has made an announcement that the names of people who earn an annual pension of N330m will soon be published by the state.
The Governor who announced this during a meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Owerri, also made it known that while some pensioners were receiving monies above their retirement salaries, others are getting outrageous amount that are unaccounted for.
Uzodinma issue a strong warning to those “playing politics” with pensions and salaries to stop such acts, while also saying that the Government will stop making use of microfinance banks to pay salaries and pensions, reason being that they are no clearing houses for BVN holders.
This development made him disclose that he has set up the process of integrating Imo pensioners into the National Contributory Pensions Scheme.
With this in place, he said nobody would be able to defraud the government any longer after the biometric verification.
“I’ll soon publish names of those who earn above N330m per annum as pension for Imo people to know.
“Government will no more make use of microfinance banks for payments of salaries and pensions because they are no clearing houses 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.”