Former Abia Deputy Governor Cries Out Over Unpaid Benefits

Dr. Chris Alozie Akomas• OYC Forwards Names To Buhari For Appointments  

A former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Dr. Chris Alozie Akomas has cried out over the continued delay in settling his claims and entitlement, which he puts at N425 million as at 2010.

This came as Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) forwarded 23 names to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration into Federal Government positions zoned to the South East region.

Akomas, who disclosed his plight at the weekend in Umuahia noted that as at the time he resigned, the state government owed him the sum of N425 million because he was not paid for a long time.

He added that after he left office, he was being owed his pensions, even as he was also not paid his disengagement benefits.  “So they are owing me all these and they have not paid me up till now.

I am expecting to be paid one day, because I worked for Abia people, for Abia State and the state government. I do not believe that I would legitimately not be paid this money because I worked for it.”

In a related development, OYC in a press release signed by the National President of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and sent to The Guardian, stated that it has sent the names of 23 people to the president for consideration as ministers.

The group urged the president to consider OYC earlier plea to select the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) from the South East, adding that this will help balance power equation in the country, especially since the North holds the Presidency; the South, the Vice Presidency; South South, the Chairman of the ruling party; and the middle belt the Senate Presidency.”

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