Obaseki to pensioners: You can’t intimidate me

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Edo State Gov, Obaseki

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has appealed to aggrieved pensioners in the state not to create confusion and anarchy, saying he cannot be intimidated.

The Governor who made the appeal at the Annual National Pensioners Day Celebration in Benin city on Monday, which ended on a rancorous note, told pensioners that they cannot frighten or intimidate him.

He siad despite its huge indebtedness to state pensioners which amounted to over N3.9 billion pension arrears, Edo State is still the most pension friendly in the country.

He frowned at the attitude of some of the pensioners in the state over their series of protest over non-payment of pension arrears spanning several months, saying that the problem was inherited from previous administrations and should not be used to tarnish his government.

“You have a Governor who understands the…

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