Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has said that the state government is not owing anybody pensions and gratuity. The governor who made this known via a live interactive session on radio and television stations across state said those who have problems may not have verified their BVN.
Deacon Emmanuel also used the opportunity to inform Akwa Ibom people that in his regime, salaries are paid promptly, saying Local Government employees and teachers have paid upto date.
The governor said the 3 arms of government enjoy a cordial relationship, one of the best in the country. He said the whitepaper on the Nkari crisis will soon made public and the recommendations of the committee will be implemented, saying Nkari now enjoys peace.
The State’s chief executive said he has applied to the Federal
Government to give him approval to fix the Calabar-Itu road and the state government is waiting for a concessionary approval from the FG to begin work on the road. He said there are two investors showing interest in the road, saying the road will boost tourism in the state.
The governor explained why he didn’t get bailout funds from the FG, saying he would have mortgaged the state had he gone for the bailout funds.
The former zenith bank chief said God prepared him to lead Akwa Ibom at a time likes where depression is jamming with heavy inflation.
He thanked those who were steadfast throughout the period of the battle in court, saying “Our Supreme God made us victorious”.