Ikpeazu didn’t receive federal allocation for May, Otti did. Enough of these nonsensical blames — Barr Onyebuchi Ememamaka, drops evidence | #NwokeukwuMascot
|Dr Alex Chioma Otti
Barrister Onyebuchi Ememanka, the chief press secretary to the immediate past Governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu phD, has in a statement captioned: “THE IKPEAZU ADMINISTRATION DID NOT RECEIVE MAY 2023 ALLOCATION.” Refuted claims alleging that the past administration received May 2023 allocation federal allocation.
He described the allegation which he noted was peddled by media hadlers of the serving administration as a sort of blame games to justify the purported non-payment of civil servants May and April salary.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka reminding the media adviser of Alex Otti his responsibility partly said, “Ferdinand Ekeoma, you owe us a duty to give us correct information.”
Recall Our earlier reports were we reported that the Otti led administration will be paying only June salary, while May and April will counts as arrears.
In his words: “My attention has been drawn to a post authored by Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, Special Adviser to Governor Alex Otti wherein he claimed that the immediate past administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu received allocations for the month of May 2023 and ought to have paid May salaries to Abia workers.
“That post is not only misleading, it is mischievous and preposterous. Indeed, it is designed to deceive the people of Abia State, especially the Abia workforce as to whose responsibility it is to pay salaries for which month.
“I understand that Ferdinand is still new on the beat but I expected him to do his checks properly before dishing out information to the public, especially as it relates to critical issues like this.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ikpeazu administration DID NOT receive allocation for the month of May, 2023. It is not just about Abia State. It is standard accounting practice. Allocations from the Federation Account are shared amongst the three tiers of government in ARREARS, not in ADVANCE.
“This information is very important, please; The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meets every month to share allocation for the previous month, not for that current month.
“For example, the FAAC meet 2 days ago to share allocations for the month of May, 2023, not for June.
“When the FAAC meets in July 2023 , for example, they will share allocation for the month of June. . It is always the preceeding month's allocation that is shared at every meeting of the FAAC.
“In their unbridled obsession to blame Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for everything under the sun, the Otti administration keeps embarrassing itself.
“This administration has refused to ask questions, even from senior Civil Servants who have the requisite experience. Both Governor Otti and his appointees have zero public service experience, yet they think they can function without proper guidance.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the balance sheet of a bank or an insurance company are different from that of a government. This difference also applies to general operations.
“It is mathematically impossible to share allocation for the month of June while June is still running. This is because all incomes for the month have not been calculated. This is simple common sense which doesn't need any special accounting knowledge to appreciate.
“A Government led by a renowned ex Banker and whose Accountant General has a very long CV in Accounting should at least spare us this kind of kindergarten misinformation.
“The allocation just received by the Otti administration is for the month of May 2023. The least they can do is to use it to pay salaries for May at least.
“If they, in their wisdom, chose to pay salaries for June, leaving May, they should hold themselves responsible for such decision and not blame another. “Enough of these nonsensical blames.
“Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka is Spokesman to Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD, immediate past Governor of Abia State.
“Ferdinand Ekeoma, you owe us a duty to give us correct information.
“The administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu didn't receive May allocation. Allocations are received in arrears, not in advance. What was shared to states and local governments few days ago was May allocation, not June..” he ended.
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