Akpabio lied, no illegal deductions from workers salary, says HoCS
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Head of Civil Service in Akwa Ibom State, Mrs. Ekereobong Akpan, has debunked the claim by former governor Godswill Akpabio that the state government has been deducting from workers’ salaries to host events.
Addressing journalists in her office yesterday, she said such claim was baseless and misleading.
Ekereobong said there was no iota of truth in such assertion, and warned politicians to desist from making baseless and misleading comments that could attract the wrath of God against them.
She further described the statement as fictitious, noting that, on the contrary, government was not only paying complete salaries to workers, but also doing so on time.
Akpabio reportedly made the allegation on December 2, when the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the state, Obong Nsima Ekere, commenced his campaign.
Akpabio had alleged that, the state government was involved in the act of deducting N1, 300 from the salaries of civil servants to host government events.
But to the HOCS insisted that such unsubstantiated claim was a clear desperate ploy by the opposition to tarnish the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
She added that it was impossible for any amount of money to be deducted from the salaries of civil servants without the knowledge and agreement of the labour unions.
“Tell our politicians that for every careless word that they utter, they will give account. This is as recorded in the Holy Bible,” she said.