Hundreds of Delta State retirees have stormed the state Government House, Asaba, protesting against the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, over the nonpayment of their pension, gratuities and other entitlements running into several billions of naira.
The retirees, drawn from across the 25 local government areas of the state on Monday, displayed several packs of drugs bought for the treatment of different ailments resulting from the hardship inflicted on them over the non-payment of their entitlements by the state governor.
They stormed the government house Asaba, with black attires, disrupted official activities in the government house and protested with placards to press home their demands for the payment of all their entitlements accrued them.
The protesters armed with different placards bearing different inscriptions such as “Okowa you are owing both the living and the dead.”
“Okowa fear God and pay us our money, retirees are suffering.”, “Okowa you want to go to Aso Rock whereas you have failed in your state.” “Okowa where is the N250 billion given to you by President Muhammadu Buhari for pensioners.” “Okowa why do you choose to treat us your father’s colleagues wickedly, please pay our money.” “Okowa pay the retirees from 2015 till date”, among others, blocked the government house entrance gate thereby preventing entry and exit by staff and visitors.