Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has slashed salaries of all his political appointees.

A statement made available to IGBERE TV on Wednesday night by Barrister Chris Ezem, Secretary to the state government, said the decision is informed by the present economic crunch in the country occasioned by the global pandemic.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State

He noted that going forward, all Political Appointees shall be entitled to their basic monthly salary excluding other Allowances.

The statement reads,

“The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved a downward review of monthly emolument of all Political Appointees in the State subject to review upon attainment of general financial stability.”

“This government decision is informed by the present economic crunch in the country occasioned by the global pandemic.”

“Going forward, all Political Appointees shall be entitled to their basic monthly salary excluding other Allowances.”

“All relevant government establishments are to note and implement accordingly.”

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State

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