The pension verification exercise rigorously conducted by the #RebuildImo Administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, will remain indelible in the minds of Imo Pensioners.

The exercise was carefully organized and painstakingly executed to achieve its purpose, without having to put the aged pensioners through too many difficulties.

Aside the fact that it was domiciled in the Local Governments, it was also segmented between the State and Local Government Pensioners.

Permanent Secretaries, retired Judges and other retired senior Civil Servants were not left out in the scheme of things.

Pensioners who were sick in the hospitals were visited at their hospital beds, while those who were bedridden at home were also visited at their various homes to ensure they are properly captured verified.

One event stands out in my mind, when at Ngor Okpala, a Pensioner had died just a few minutes to the arrival of the verification team. The children wanted to play smart by claiming he was only sick and could be aided to do the verification. The team unknowingly approached him and did all they could but his thumb print would not reflect on the capturing device.

After several attempts which included thumb printing the \’dead\’ man’s finger prints to no avail, the family called one of those in the team aside and confessed to him that their Dad is dead.

They pleaded if anyone of them could stand in for him but the team informed them that the machinery guiding the system was made to accommodate only the real people, and it was practically impossible to stand in for another person. Meanwhile, the verification team comprises of very competent Imo young men and women who were trained for the verification exercise.

Governor Emeka Ihedioha led a silent revolution to revive the pension system in Imo State.

Pensioners were offered food, chairs and were adequately aided at Verification Centres. The process was adjudged hitch free by both the pensioners and stakeholders in Imo State.

There is no gain saying that the inability of the present Government to fulfill its pension obligations has confirmed it as a Government without direction and the strength of purpose required to lead a State like Imo.

Imo Bu Nke Anyi.

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Ikechukwu Anyanwu
PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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