COVID-19: Gov Ikpeazu slashes political appointees’ salaries

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The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Wednesday, approved a downward review of monthly emolument of all political appointees in the State

Ikpeazu said the review was upon attainment of general financial stability.

According to him, the decision was informed by the present economic crunch in the country occasioned by the global pandemic.

The statement by the Secretary to Abia State Government, Barr Chris Ezem reads in part, “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.”

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