April Salaries: Abia Govt Denies Report, Says Govt Marshalling Out Right Strategy for Payment

Abia State Government has stated that it was marshaling out the right strategy which is geared towards clearing the salary arrears in the State and denied a report by the former Deputy Chairman of Bende Local Government Area, Promise Uzoma Okoro that it has vowed not to pay the April salary.

A statement by Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity on Wednesday called the widely circulated report fake and revealed that Governor Alex Chioma Otti never made such a statement.

Mr. Ekeoma made it clear that Governor Otti stated that he will pay the May salaries first before tackling the unpaid salaries left by the past administration.

The statement reads, “I read with dismay, the FAKE report being widely circulated by one Promise Uzoma Okoro wherein he alleged that the governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR has vowed never to pay the April salary arrears left behind by the former government of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.

They said Mr. Okoro could not state where and when the governor made the statement.
He probably anchored his assumption on the plans of the governor to pay May’s salary first, which of course is his immediate priority before tackling the humongous accumulated salary arrears left behind, which include the April salary Okoro mentioned.

The governor understands the place and importance of payment of salary as an enabler of economic growth and development and is therefore marshaling out the right strategy geared towards clearing the Abia salary mess.

Curiously, the poster who had earlier claimed that Governor Ikpeazu wasn’t owing April’s salary is now talking about nonpayment of the same April salary after Ikpeazu had left office.

The public should see the half-baked report as one of those fabrications dished out to drawdeceiveedia traffic and deceive unsuspecting members of the public, and should therefore disregard the report and ignore the author.”

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