– Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has made a promise after a successful sit-at-home organised by the Indigenous People of Biafa
– Ikpeazu said he would ensure all outstanding salaries and pensions are paid by his administration by the end of July, 2017
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia of Abia state has finally promised to ensure the payment of all outstanding salaries and arrears before the end of July, 2017.
This promise, according to Ikpeazu’s media office, follows the May 29 broadcast the governor made expressing displeasure over the issue of the salary backlog of workers and pensioners in the state.
“The governor considers this as necessary recompense for the hard work and support of Abia workers who have continued to partner with his administration to ensure accelerated development of the state.
“It should be noted that while more than 80 percent of Abia workers are up to date with salaries, some revenue generating units and teachers have variable months of unpaid salaries alongside pensioners in the state.
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“Governor Ikpeazu believes that with the expected payment of outstanding salaries he will be able to achieve his campaign promise of ensuring regular salary payments without impacting his development agenda anchored on the five pillars of education, agriculture, infrastructure, trade and commerce, as well as oil and gas,” the statement obtained by NAIJ.com said.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu revealed that the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other groups held because Nigeria was enjoying democracy.
Ikpeazu said the action which paralysed the entire southeastern part of Nigeria on May 30 was part of the beauty of democracy which guarantees freedom of expression and gathering.
Speaking after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, confirmed that some businessmen and women complied with the order even though government offices were open.
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