The lamentations of Imo Workers over Non Payment, Slashed Salaries
Imo workers who are civil servants may find it difficult to celebrate this season as signs of Christmas and yuletide festivities set in.
In fact from all indications it will definitely be a bad season for the civil servants in Imo State going by the several complaints from them, which has to do with their salary payments.
The Issues related to payment of salaries in Imo State have always been disturbing the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma since he came on board as number one citizen of Imo State on January 14, 2020.
While many of the workers complain of non-payment, some other ones lament of regular slashes and shortages observed in the salaries when the alert comes.
It has been observed that many of the workers are actually in tears at the moment at various government ministries and agencies following non-payment and the continued slashes in salaries.
One major example is the workers of the Imo State Sports Council who are really in sorrow as the state government owe many of them nine months salary arrears while those that have been paid observed unprecedented deductions.
As a matter of fact when one goes near any of the affected ministries, there are always complaints galore arising from non-payment as many of the workers rained curses on the government for starving them.
It has also been observed that after paying 100% salaries to workers, the state government started making deductions from the workforce for the month of November. Affected are those of the ministries who have seen their salaries slashed.
In the same way, workers of the Imo State Polytechnic were not left out as alerts that entered into their bank accounts showed massive deductions. The workers who received their alerts few days ago are lamenting unwarranted deduction.
The non-payment and slashes in salaries as Christmas is fast approaching have caused bad mood at the moment because the civil servants may not likely meet up with expected responsibilities for the yuletide festivities.
Meanwhile Imo workers and pensioners on Monday 14th December besieged the office of the head of Service to ask of their unpaid money.
The very angry looking workers and pensioners complained that for more than 7 months they have not been paid adding that they are now dying of hunger. “We can’t feed our family again, we have nothing to eat this Christmas” they chorused.
One of the pensioners who wanted to remain anonymous said she has been very sick for months now and no money for treatment. She begged the Governor to come to her Rescue.