Retired school principal commits suicide over non-payment of pension in Imo

Posted on June 13 2017 , at 09:36 am
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  • The deceased was yet to get his pension since he retired last December.

It is sadly usual for pensioners to be owed for months in Nigeria

A retired school principal identified as Stephen Nnadi has reportedly taken his life over non-payment of his pensions and gratuity by the Imo State government.

The development was made known by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, Most Rev. Bennett Okoro.

Okoro said Nnadi had complained that he could not provide the needs of his family since he retired last year.

‘A former school principal, Stephen Nnadi, who retired from the Imo State school system last December, committed suicide last week,’ the cleric said.

‘The reason was that he had not been paid pension and gratuity since retirement and could not take care of his family and he felt he was a failure.’

The cleric urged the state government to look into the payment of pensioners’ entitlements.

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