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Akwa Ibom Govt Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees By 20%

File photograph of Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel

 

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed a discount within the salaries of all political workplace holders within the state by 20%.

According to an announcement signed on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State authorities, Emmanuel Ekuwem, the choice is because of the prevailing financial realities of dwindling revenues, attributable to the crash within the worth of crude oil within the world market.

He stated the governor was confronted with an pressing must take a choice on both of two choices.

The choices based on Ekuwem embody, “to 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.”

Ekuwem added 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.”

He urged the affected political appointees to notice that these measures are non permanent, promising that Akwa Ibom State Government will transparently resume full cost of salaries “when this dark cloud passes.”

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