29 retired Imo Newspapers workers die waiting for end of service benefits

By Our Reporter

Twenty-nine retired workers of the Imo Newspapers Ltd have died in recent times without collecting their gratuities.
An association of the retired staff members disclosed this in a letter to Gov. Emeka Ihedioha which they made available to Christian Voice, recently.
The letter, signed by A.U. Ike, chairman, and Chief Henry Nwosu, secretary, stated that the listed deceased workers died between 2011 and 2019 without collecting their entitlements.
It further stated that the list could be more, adding that  many are also sick and do not have money for medical attention.
The workers, therefore, appealed to the governor to rescue them from the frustration by paying the end-of-service benefits, pointing out that they were not on pension.
The letter dated June 17, 2019, noted that successive administrations in the state, except the immediate past, had religiously maintained payment of the entitlements.
It observed that details of the entitlements  were available in the Government House, as well as the Imo Newspapers Ltd.
The workers prayed to God to grant the governor the wisdom to confront the various challenges facing the administration.