Governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu has said his administration would not, due to the current economic crunch in the country, sack workers in the state nor cut the minimum wage.
Governor Ikpeazu, who stated this in the state capital, Umuahia, during his last quarterly press briefing for 2015 said, “we are not contemplating down-sizing our workforce or reducing the minimum wage.”
He said, rather, everything would be put in place to make sure that workers in the state become more productive in terms of revenue collection and generation.
While assuring that workers in the state would receive their salaries promptly, he, however, said he was not going to use money borrowed for infrastructure development to pay workers’ salary which, he opined, would amount to misappropriation.
Ikpeazu said his government would broaden the revenue base of the state and assured that Abia would be one of the states in Nigeria that would survive post oil era.