Over 150 pensioners stormed the government house Abakaliki, Ebonyi yesterday 29 August on a peacefully protest over an alleged inhuman treatment meted on its members during a verification exercise in the state.
Addressing journalists, the Secretary of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ebonyi state chapter, Mr Ukpai Aruwa, expressed regret that some of their members slumped due to the way the verification exercise was ororganized.
He said: “We are protesting because of this inhuman way government has organized verification for these old men/ women.
“Within the year, we carried out at least 3 verifications. The last one was done in June and this second one, they went on air to announce that those who retired from 1996 should come for verification at staff development centre.
“On hearing that, we wrote to the deputy governor telling him that the way the verification is organized is not good.