Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has disclosed that Imo State Government owes pensioner over N60 Billion, lamenting over the accumulated pension arrears in the state.
The governor said the findings of the committee he set up to look into the pension issue in the state showed that some of the pensioners were being owed between 60 to 70 months arrears.
He said the over N60 billion that Imo State government is owing the pensioners is part of the financial burden his administration inherited from the past government administrations in the State.
The governor also made reference to the Paris Clubs funds which some states used to clear pension backlog, saying there was no documentation on how the Paris Club funds released to Imo State during the last administration were utilised. He said that he would be compelled to report the issue to President Muhammadu Buhari for investigation, adding that evidence before him only suggested that the funds were misused.