How we spent Abia’s N30 billion bailout, Paris Club loan refunds – Gov. Ikpeazu


By Levinus Nwabughiogu

Even with his persistent employment drive and the deafening campaigns on the patronage of Made-In-Aba goods and services, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has had to face criticisms for not paying Abia State workers’ salaries. The tongue-lashing climaxed after the receipt of the bailout funds and the Paris Club loan refunds from the Federal Government.

But the governor appears not to have lost his cool. He rather waited for an opportunity to give explanation on the disbursement of the funds. Such an occasion presented itself in Abuja recently where he gave an update of his stewardship.

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu

Apparently, two main reasons kept him going even in the midst of unusual provocation: his pact with the people for good governance upon assumption of office on May 29, 2015 and the recognition that transparency is a virtue and not a political tool in circular…

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