Abia to commence payment of March salary, pensions tomorrow to cushion effect of COVID 19

As part of its efforts to cushion the effects of coronavirus outbreak in the country, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the state ministry of finance led by Dr Aham Uko to commence payment of civil servants and verified pensioners from Friday, 27/03/2020 and conclude latest Monday 30/3/2020.

According to a government announcement emanating from the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the directive is aimed at ensuring that workers and verified pensioners have money to stock up food in the event of a lockdown in the state.

The Governor also directed the conclusion of pension verifications on Friday, 27th March, 2020.

Governor Ikpeazu also mandated the Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus to commence issuance of daily updates to citizens till further notice.

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