Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.

Abia HOS Sir Onyii Wamah presenting keys and car docs to the governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

Despite four years unpaid arrears of leave and promotion allowances for the civil servants in Abia state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has been shown what might pass for unmerited favour from his workforce which donated a vehicle to him in support of his re election bid.

The governor on Wednesday convened a meeting with the entire workforce of the state which his government has tactically separated from the public servants due to unpaid salary arrears at the Nnamdi Azikiwe state secretariat at Ogurube layout, Umuahia.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who hitherto had no reason to interface with the workforce until now, called on Abia civil servants to continue to sustain his developmental agenda in the State by voting massively for his party the PDP on Saturday the 9th of March during the governorship and state Assembly elections.

He acknowledged the efforts and contributions of the workers since he assumed office, and pointed out that they were the reason he achieved the much he could in four years.

He highlighted some of his plans for the next dispensation if re elected and went on to promise the workers of his resolve to fix the secretariat structures and amenities needed there just two months to the end of his tenure.

The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu accompanied the governor on the all important meeting aimed at wooing the workers to get their votes.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his deputy, Ude Oko-Chukwu

He thanked the civil servants for the support the administration enjoys from them, saying that with the kind of love shown by the civil servants for the government, himself and his boss should hope they have the entire votes of the workers.

The state’s Head of Service, Sir Onyii Wamah assured the civil servants of better days ahead with Governor Ikpeazu, adding that it is a new beginning for the Service.

HOS, Onyii Wamah addressing the gathering

He also announced that the civil servants would receive their salary alerts by tomorrow(Thursday) as well as 2017 Leave allowance for those who were yet to get it.

The HOS on behalf of the workers in the state presented to the governor keys and documents to a vehicle being donated in support of his re election bid.

The Governor later made a cash donation of N10m to the civil servants with a population of about 50,000.

Chinwe Ugele

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