A notable stakeholder of the All Progressive Congress, APC ,Chief Bona Nwoke Dike ,has lauded the courage of the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma and the Imo State House of Assembly for revoking the pension bill of past governors, their deputies ,the speakers and their deputies in the state. He described such a pension bill as distasteful and inimical to the overall progress of the state .
The notable politician and administrator in an interaction with newsmen in Owerri , applauded the strong will and wisdom of the governor in presenting and assenting to such a progressive bill.
In his words, “I am impressed at the governor’s decision. It is noteworthy that the present governor will benefit from the VIP pension scheme, but he abolished it for the greater interest of the state.
“Imo State would need about One Billion Five Hundred Million Naira(N1.5b) yearly to service the pension of these former governors and speakers, and with recent development, he would save at least Ten Billion Naira (10b) in four years, which can be utilized to provide small scale industries that could create employment to our teeming youths.”
Nwoke-Dike further elucidated that, Governor Uzodinma becomes the first governor to have repealed such law in the entire South East, South South, and South West. Thus, he called on all Imolites to join him in congratulating and encouraging the governor in carrying out developmental policies that will impact positively in the lives of Imolites.