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COVID-19: Abia’s Ikpeazu directs payment of salaries to civil servants, pensioners

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the State Ministry of Finance led by Dr Aham Uko (Commissioner), to begin payment of civil servants and verified pensioners from Friday, 27/03/2020 and conclude newest Monday 30/3/2020.

This was contained in a terse assertion by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu and forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday morning.

According to the governor,”This compassionate directive is aimed toward guaranteeing that employees and verified pensioners have cash to replenish meals within the occasion of a lockdown within the state”.

Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu has directed the conclusion of pension verifications on Friday, 27th March, 2020.

He mandated the Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus to begin issuance of every day updates to residents until additional discover.

In one other improvement, with the rise circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic rocking the nation, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji, has urged all Abians and guests to the State to strictly comply with the rules established by the State Government within the combat towards the rampaging Coronavirus.

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The Speaker stated this on Wednesday in an announcement made accessible to newsmen in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

He emphasised that the Coronavirus scourge although a world actuality which requires the cooperation of everybody to stop, handle and management was not a demise sentence.

His phrases, “The Coronavirus is a brand new actuality worldwide however it may be defeated so long as residents adjust to directives from authorities and comply with all the rules issued with regard to it. At the House of Assembly, we have now adopted up with the procedures put in place by the State Government and are happy with them. It is now for all Abians to guarantee they play by the foundations.

“No one should panic but everyone should do what is needed to prevent the virus from afflicting our state. By God’s grace and with everyone’s cooperation, we will defeat the virus”.


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