Abia - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has cut down his salary and monthly allowance by 50%, Punch reports.
Ikpeazu, who disclosed this Monday at the Government House Umuahia, while swearing in the state’s new Head of Service, Dr. Vivian Uma, said he was deeply pained by his administration’s inability to pay salaries of workers as at when due following the dwindling federal allocation.
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He said he had decided to personally identify with the suffering workers and would not lift the self imposed austerity until the salaries and allowances owed workers were cleared.
Some workers, especially those in the parastatals, as well as pensioners are being owed up to six months salaries.
He called on political appointees to follow his example, stressing that there is need to cut down the cost of governance.
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