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Imo: Okorocha denies owing workers' salaries

By The Citizen
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The Imo State Government has denied owing workers salaries as claimed by a group, Ndi-Igbo Unity Forum and dismissed the ultimatum issued to Governor Rochas Okorocha to pay.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo in a statement on Sunday said 'the truth, and the whole truth is that, Governor Okorocha or the Imo State Government has paid workers in the state up to February, 2016, and that of March is about to begin.'

' Anybody or any group that worth being called a group that has any contrary claim to make based on facts and figures should come up with it. In Imo, the government of Governor Okorocha does not tell lies.

' We tell our audience the truth at all times, to the glory of God. We sympathize with these enemies of good works and ask God to have mercy on them,' Onwuemeodo stated.

While stating that the group that issued the statement was as fictitious , the Chief Press Secretary said it was not able to convince their audience on their genuiness by stating their stake and the particulars of the salary arrears and allowances they had talked about.

He said it was ironical that the group made its allegations after the State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) , Comrade Austin Chilakpu while making his speech during the Workers' May Day Celebration commended Governor Okorocha for not owing workers in the state salary arrears like it is the case in some other states.

' Those scratching Governor Okorocha have always ended up displaying their weakness both mentally and spiritually. They are always petty because they have no valid claim to make against Governor Okorocha and the Rescue Mission Government he superintends.'