No intimidation’ll make us misuse Paris refund — Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has vowed that no amount of intimidation would push him to misappropriate the N8.6 billion Paris club influx bought by the State.

Ikpeazu insisted that 50% of the money have got to be channelled to pay salaries as directed by the Federal govt. Governor Ikpeazu said tgis while reacting to the ultimatum issued to  labour unions in the state.

speaking at a civic reception organised by the Ohanze Isiahia community in Obingwa council area to honour him and his wife, Nkechi, the governor additionally warned that no amount of threat of strike by using labour would make him trade his intellect.

Ikpeazu vowed that no kobo from the dollars would be unaccounted for. Consequently, he announced that Abia workers would due to this fact be paid their salaries by way of issuing to them open  cheques to do away with ghost employees.

The governor assured the people Ohanze  that their secondary institution would benefit from the government’s institution renovations programme that would soon begin.

He also provided N1.5 million for Ohanze Congress for use for university cost of indigent youths within the subject in tertiary institutions. Ikpeazu additionally promised to aid the community in building their civic centre.

On  their remark, the group through Venerable Felix Erondu recommended the governor for what he has been able to obtain within  19 months.

Erondu said that in spite of the financial recession, the governor has been ready to make appreciable progress in the areas of infrastructure within the state.