The Akwa Ibom State Government has urged the people of the state to disregard the comments credited to Senator Ita Enang about the financial status of the state.
Enang, who is Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), had while fielding questions from journalists at his residence in Uyo, the state capital on Easter Monday, accused the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, of using the people of the state as collateral for loan.
The presidential aide further accused Akpabio, who governed the state from 2007 to 2015, of doing nothing with the allocation he received from the federation account throughout his eight year tenure in office.
“If Akwa Ibom workers complain [that their salaries have not been paid], then something is wrong with governance. Something is wrong with the application of the funds. Something is wrong with the way you treat people, Enang was quoted as saying.
Reacting to the comment yesterday, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, denied that workers in the state are being owed salaries.
Mr. Umanah insisted that Enang’s allegations were unfounded and baseless “considering the fact that workers in the state have been paid up to date”.