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Umahi Withholds Salary Of Top Officials For Lateness

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State on Monday, ordered that 16 top government functionaries in the state should forfeit their September and October salaries and overheads for coming late to a function.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the functionaries came late to a debate competition organised by the state government as part of activities to mark the nation’s 55th anniversary and 19th year of the state’s creation.

The functionaries included commissioners, special advisers, assistants, members of boards and local government areas caretaker committee chairmen, among others.

Umahi, who expressed dismay over the lateness of the officials, noted that the government intends to restore sanity to governance in the state.

He commended the organisers and participants at the debate, with the theme “Anti-Corruption and Internally Generated Revenue Drive: The Only Panacea for Economic Development in Ebonyi.”

“It is pertinent to state that not all public office holders are corrupt; the malaise is a matter of the individual’s conscience,” Umahi said.