Udom Emmanuel slashes salaries of political appointees by 20%

Udom Emmanuel slashes salaries of political appointees by 20%



The Governor of Akwa Ibom state , Udom Emmanuel  has directed the slashing of salaries of all political office holders by 20% due to the dwindling oil prices


The state government disclosed that the slash in salaries is temporary and that full payment of salaries will commence when the economy becomes better.

A statement released yesterday by  the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, said the Governor was confronted with an urgent need to take the decision on either of two painful options: continue to pay the current salaries for a while and end up being totally unable to pay same subsequently or spread the discomfort (20% cut) sustainably over a period of time pending the return of crude oil price to normalcy in the global market.


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“We must not forget that it was by the same ancient principle of ” necessity is the mother of invention” that led to the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Post COVID-19 Economic Reconstruction Committee by the Governor, to recommend navigable routes out of this global economic morass for our State.
“Let us all know and appreciate the fact that these measures are temporary.  Akwa Ibom State Government will transparently resume full payment of salaries when this dark cloud passes”

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