Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reacted to reports that the State Government asked doctors in its employment to forfeit salary arrears being owed them saying it was fake news.
The Governor reacted to the report through a statement issued by the state commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu, where he stated that his administration was committed to paying salaries of its workers as well as supporting ailing agencies of the state government.
It said the reports being spread by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) were simply not true as the state government is determined to pay all salary arrears being owned Doctors in the state.
Ikpeazu’s reaction statement read;
“We wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), at no time did Governor Okezie Ikpeazu or Abia State Government ask resident doctors or any other worker of the state to forfeit any salary arrears.“
“The administration is determined to continue to support ailing state parastatals to pay workers regularly and clear due arrears as we have been regularly paying state workers in our Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) without owing any month in arrears.”