Pensioners under the umbrella of Abia Concerned Pensioners protested over unpaid pension and gratuities owed them on Thursday,29th of August,2019.
The pensioners in a statement signed by its chairman, Amaugo Daniel and secretary, Okezie Emeka, expressed their grievances over the arrears owed them.
They claimed to be owed a backlog of pensions arrears over a period of thirty-two months from 2014 till date.
The statement further revealed that the pensioners were owed gratuity for nineteen years, and non-harmonisation of pensions from 1998-2010.
The pensioners who were clad in black chanted solidarity songs and lamented that the least paid pensioner in the state receives N500 monthly.
It will be recalled that Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, had pleaded with pensioners and other workers in the state to be patient with him over the pensions and salaries owed them during a statewide broadcast to mark the 28th anniversary of the creation of the state on August 27th.
He had promised the pensioners and workers that his administration was taking steps to pay them.