Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) contractors protest under the rain
Imo State Universal Basic Education Board ( IMSUBEB) contractors protest against non payment of the jobs they did for the board by the State government.
Contractors handling various jobs in the education sector in Imo state took to the streets today 14th July 2020 demanding for their payment from the Imo governor.
According to the chairman of the registered IMSUBEB contractors, Hon.Williams Ejiakor who said they are protesting so that the government would hear them and attend to their needs.
“We are registered contractors with IMSUBEB. We are here to ask the board to pay us for the jobs we did whose payments has been released by the Federal Government but withheld by Governor Hope Uzodinma.
“Jobs for the 2016/2017 Revised Action Plan were awarded to us under the Emeka Ihedioha era. We went into field immediately even without mobilization and most of us had even delivered up to 100%. Ihedioha was at the verge of paying us when he was unfortunately removed by the court.
“Our money has since then been domiciled at Zenith Bank with the governor refusing to release them to us. Most of our members have huge debts currently hanging over their necks while banks are taking over our properties.
“We have explored all avenues to reach out to the governor. We have gone through Fr. Mbaka, Arch Bishop Obinna.
“Now, he has gone ahead to open tender for awards of fresh contracts to his cronies with our money. Even UBEC has asked him to pay us but why he has refused to pay us our money already released by the Federal Government is what we do not know. So we are here to peacefully demand from him our payments”, Ejiakor explained