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Gov Otti reiterates commitment to regular payment of  salaries,  pensions in Abia

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Steve Unegbu, Umuahia

The Governor of Abia state, Dr Alex Otti has reassured that his government is committed to regular and prompt payment of salaries and pensions of serving and retired civil servants in the state.

Governor Otti, who made this public during a meeting with the state chapter of the National Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries at Government House Umuahia,  reassured that his mission in government is to create better living conditions for civil servants, retirees, the rejected, the poor and the common people in the State.


Dr Otti, while commending the retired permanent secretaries for their contributions to the development of the State, said their collective and individual efforts contributed to his victory in the just concluded elections.

He maintained that his government is for the vulnerable and downtrodden, and urged the retired Permanent Secretaries to see themselves as an integral part of the government of the day and always bring their wealth of experience to bear.


Governor Otti revealed that plans are in top gear to commence the identification of genuine civil servants and ensure that only the genuine workers are paid salaries in order to put to an end, the era of ghost workers.


Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the Chairman, National Association of State Retired Permanent Secretaries, Abia State,Iheanyichi Izimah

congratulated the Governor for emerging victorious in the last guber elections in the State, describing it as prayer answered for them and all Abians, particularly the common man in the State.


He said God has raised him to end the captivity of Abia and expressed the desire of the association to partner with him to ensure his visions and aspirations for the State are met.


The retired Permanent Secretaries made recommendations to the Governor, including civil service reform, the appointment of their members, and taping from their experiences among others.

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