Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reaffirmed government’s commitment to ensure that workers in the state get their salaries promptly as part of efforts to improve their working conditions.
Dr. Ikpeazu who stated this when the Abia State Women Public Servants Association paid him a solidarity rally at government house, Umuahia re-echoed government’s stand that workers in the state’s public service are up to date in receiving their salaries except for some few parastatals and agencies.
The Governor who spoke through his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, appreciated the women for their love and support for the government in power and for coming out to make the world know that the civil servants in the state are not being owed.
He pointed that he will continue to give subventions and bailout to every parastatal in the state despite they are independent and earn revenue
The Governor also noted that there is no progress in the absence of equity, fairness and justice and used the forum to urge the women to vote him back in office in the forthcoming Governorship election.
Speaking on behalf of the Association, the President, Chief Mrs Charity Ukonu said they came to show appreciation to the state Governor on how he has piloted the affairs of the state, adding that since he came onboard their salaries are paid as at when due.
Chief Mrs Ukaonu assured the governor that abia state workers will vote overwhelmingly in the forthcoming elections to return him back to office to complete his second term in office.