Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha has ordered the state Accountant General, the Head of Service (HOS) and the Commissioner for Finance to wrap up all important formalities for the commencement of the payment of pensions in the state next week.
Gov Emeka, who made this order at a one-day Pension Stakeholders Forum Owerri, also commanded government officials to work out the accurate stats involved in the payment.
He added that it was delayed up to this point because of the errors in the figures he received relevant offices when he resumed office.
Ihedioha said, to tackle the confusion, a committee was set up to enable his government to arrive at the right figure for the monthly payment of the pensions to those concerned, and to avoid potential double payment.
We wait to see how smooth the payment process would be.
Rt. Hon Chief Sir Emeka Ihedioha (born 24 March 1965) is a Nigerian politician and Businessman. He is the Governor of Imo State. He is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and represented the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency of Imo State. He was also the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a Commander of the Order of the Niger and holds the title CON.
In 2015, he also served a spell as the Speaker of the House of Representatives following the defection of Aminu Tambuwal to the APC. He is presently the Governor of Imo State, following the 9 March Gubernatorial Election where he emerged victorious under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ihedioha was born on 24 March 1965 at Mbutu Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area in Imo State, South-East Nigeria.
He attended Town School Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, and completed same at SDA Primary School Abule Oja, Yaba Lagos in 1976. He had his secondary education at St. Ephraim’s Secondary School, Owerrinta in present day Abia State. He then proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Food Science and Technology, in 1988.
Ihedioha took an executive certificate course in financial management from the Stanford University, and a leadership certificate course from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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