- The administration of ex-governor Okorocha has been accused of paying bloated salaries to some ministries
- According to Donald Igbo, Imo state account general, the ministries got over 200% salary payment as against 70% reported
- Igbo added that the salary structure for level 1 to 6 in Okorocha's government got 115% which was different from what was agreed by the Nigerian Labour Congress
The Imo state accountant general, Donald Igbo, has raised warning over what he described the fat salaries paid to some ministries in the state by former governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
He made this known on Thursday, July 11, saying that the discovery was made when a team by the current administration looked into the past government’s result on prompt payment of workers salaries on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, The Sun reports.
He said that the digging into the administration started when recent media reports claimed that Governor Emeka Ihedioha adopted Okoroacha’s modalities on payment.
The accountant said that some of the ministries that were said to have received 70% salary actually got over 200%.
The AG said that when he asked why the ministries were been given that much, he was shockingly told that it was an approved special package.
“Some ministries brought in certain things not approved in the salary structure, some claimed something personally was approved for them, some of this people are having 200 per cent as their salary,” he said.
He further said that the salary structure of the former government for level 1 to 6 got 115% which was different from what was agreed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Okorocha vowed that he will become the president of Nigeria in future.
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The former governor had said the political travails he went through, particularly the seizure of his Certificate of Return as the Imo west senator-elect, were only strengthening him for the presidential seat.
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