Following the May 29th Broadcast of the Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, where he expressed displeasure over the issue of some months backlog of salaries and pensions of some workers in the state, the Governor has vowed to ensure that all outstanding salaries and pensions owed workers in the state will be cleared before the end of July 2017.
According to a press statement released by the chief press secretary, Mr. Enyinnaya Appolos, Governor Ikpeazu 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% 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.
The Governor 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.
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