Abia State Government Unveils Plans to Settle Workers’ Leave Allowances


Abia State Government says it is committed to making workers in the state happy through special packages.


The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu stated this, Tuesday at Government House Umuahia,while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti.

According to him, government would design a plan to clear the Leave Allowances owed workers in the State overtime.


The Commissioner said that the Alex Otti – led administration is intentional and strategic in its activities to ensure Abians are positively impacted.


You see that this Government is intentional. This government is very strategic, this government is very deliberate in it’s activities.


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“Government is putting very strong governance architecture in place ,the ease of doing business, you can see that all those things are taking us somewhere, Abia is headed in a new direction, and that new direction is the new Abia we all strive to create”, Prince Kanu stated.


The Commissioner noted that the importance of the newly signed “Greater Aba Development Authority” (GADA) cannot be over emphasised as it is aimed at rebuilding Aba.

He said that by the signing into law the GADA, Aba rejuvenation has metamorphosed into Greater Aba Development Authority and now has received impetus for overall development of the commercial nerve centre.


Contributing, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Chinedu Ekeke stated that the increase in the Abia workers salaries is being worked out by the state government.

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Ekeke, added that government would tackle the outstanding arrears of Leave Allowances owed workers in the state sequentially.


Also, the Commissioner for Lands and Housing , Mr. Chaka Chukwumerije noted that the State government simplified the issuance of certificate of occupancy and added that the state, government has simplified the process of getting the land titles ensuring that the people reach out to the Ministry through their customer care, without agents.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon Luke Ukara -Onyeani in his contribution noted that the signing into law of the Greater Aba Development Authority will give impetus to the development of Aba as the commercial and economic hub of the State.

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