Abia Govt To Invest N2bn FG Palliative Loan On Transportation

Alex Otti

Abia State commissioner for information and culture, Prince Okey Kanu, has said the state government would invest the N2billion palliative loan from the federal government on transportation.

Kanu stated this yesterday when he briefed newsmen on the outcome of this week’s executive council meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti at the Government House, Umuahia, the state capital.

The commissioner, who was accompanied by three other members of the council, said the Otti administration had been working hard to deliver on its campaign promises.

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He said one of the achievements is the complete rehabilitation of five major roads in Aba which are due for commissioning soon within the first 100 days in office.

Kanu also said the administration had done well in sanitation and waste management, health, education, and infrastructure development which it had declared state of emergency.

One of those who accompanied him and his health counterpart, Ngozi Okoronkwo, said work had reached advanced stage on the ongoing rehabilitation of three general hospitals across the three senatorial districts.

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On her part, the accountant general of the state, Njum Onyemenam said the administration is committed to ensuring that civil servants and retirees are paid their salaries and pension promptly.

She added that the administration is working toward ending the challenges that followed the ongoing verification of civil servants and retirees in the state by harmonising the payments.

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In his remarks, the special adviser to the governor on policies and interventions, Rev Fr Christian Anokwuru said the administration had received 16,800 bags of rice as part of the palliatives from the federal government.

Anokwuru, who noted that the administration had shared 55 bags to each of the 184 wards in the state, added that it was expecting additional supply.

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