A �57-year old man, Denis Amayo, has threatened to commit suicide on Valentine’s Day (14 February) should Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State fail to pay his eight-month pension arrears.
Amayo who addressed journalists in Benin said he served the state meritoriously for 35 years in the Ministry of Agriculture and retired in August last year.
A document he tendered showed that he joined the then Bendel State Ministry of Agriculture on July 7, 1978 and retired as a field overseer last year.
He said the death of his father whose corpse is in the mortuary,necessitated his demand for the payment of his pension arrears.
�I am my father’s first born. It will be immoral of me to task my younger ones to bring money for his burial while I cannot bring anything for the burial,” he stated.
In his hand-written petition to Governor Oshiomhole, the Igbanke-born father of four said the state was owing him �eight months pension arrears,” adding �please sir, pay me before February 14, 2014. I lost my father, otherwise, I will commit suicide.”
He warned that should the governor fail to pay him, he will
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