Owerri - The Imo chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has urged its members to be patient as their pensions would soon be paid.
The Chairman of the union, Dr Emeka Onwumere, made the call in Owerri on Wednesday at the conferment of the title of 'Okaa Omee' on him by the chapter.
He assured the pensioners of Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s promise to complete the payment of their seven months pensions on the Pensioners’ Day which would come up soon.
"Let us all be patient and continue to pray for the governor. He is concerned with the plight of pensioners.
"As we all know, we never received pensions at all during the past administrations," Onwumere said.
He thanked the union for the award and attributed his success to God who gave him the grace to lead the pensioners.
Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr Donatus Nwokedi, said they gave Onwumere the award because of his excellent performance and ability to lead the union.
He noted that the group was able to build a magnificent and unique state secretariat through Onwumere’s good administration.
"This edifice in which we are sitting now was constructed due to the tenacity, doggedness and wonderful administration of our chairman.
"He has really left an unprecedented legacy in the history of pensioners' unionism in Imo."