Abia State government has exposed reports that it advised clinical specialists to relinquish its salary arrears.
The Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, in an announcement gave by the Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday said the report getting out and about was bogus.
The announcement asked Nigerians to dismiss the reports, taking note of that Governor Ikpeazu’s organization was resolved to keep on supporting debilitated state parastatals, pay laborers normally and clear due unpaid debts.
“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.” the statement added.