Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed he is owing civil servants several months’ salaries as alleged by governor-elect Alex Otti.
Otti said one of the reasons he contested for the governorship election was to address the issue of workers being owed salaries.
Incumbent governor Ikpeazu said on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, March 30, 2023, that no “core civil servant” is being owed any salary, adding that those that have issues with salaries are working in parastatals.
“I have 31,000 workers in Abia workforce and 29,000 of them are up to date as we speak in salary payment.
“Parastatals receive subvention. I don’t pay their salaries because they are revenue-generating agencies of government.”