The new President of the National Pensioners in the person of Professor Godwin I. Akwumuisi with the Executive members of the National Union of Pensioners (NUP) lauded His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma on good works and performance in handling the affairs of the Senior citizens of the State.
According to Mr. Gideon I. Akwumuisi, the first president of the National Union of Pensioners from Igbo extraction stated “you are not one of the Governors that owe pensioners”.
He also commended the Governor for full payments of Pensioners and further requested for the settlement of the “insignificant few” in the State.
His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma in his address commended the pensioners on a solidarity visit and promised that the Shared Prosperity Administration will continue to support the pensioners, partnering with the leadership with more policies and works for their satisfaction.
In response to the prayers of the pensioners on the recovery of the missing bailout funds during the past administration and the corruption that ate deep into the system which caused them to be owed for years, Governor Uzodimma stated that his government has been on the revolution of recovery even with the more than 120 court cases to stop his efforts but “we are not deterred”.
ROCHAS FILES 120 CASES IN COURT TO STOP IMO STATE GOVERNMENT FROM RECOVERING STOLEN ASSETS
Embattled former Governor of Imo states and Senator Representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, rattled by the recovery drive of the Imo State Government has filed over 120 cases in various courts across the nation, seeking to stop the Government from recovering stolen funds and assets.
This was disclosed by His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma when the National Union of Pensioners reminded him about the N26.5B bail out funds received under the administration of Okorocha and meant for pensions and gratuity, which he promised during his campaign to recover when he becomes Governor.
His Excellency made it know that upon resumption of office, the issue of bailout funds were prominent on issues unaccounted for and further review necessitated a recovery plan as the funds had been misappropriated by the previous administration.
The Governor noted that his administration however is not deterred by these numerous legal battles instituted by the former Governor to subvert the course of justice. He reassured of the commitment in the recovery of all funds and assets stolen from the state by anyone.