I didn’t ask resident doctors to ‘forget’ their 16 months salary arrears –Abia Gov.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has denied asking resident doctors in the state to forfeit their 16 months salary arrears.

This refutation was announced by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Kalu, on behalf of the governor in a statement on Sunday titled, “Ikpeazu never asked resident doctors to forfeit salary arrears.”

The Commissioner said, “We wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims by the National Association of Resident Doctors, at no time did Governor Okezie Ikpeazu or Abia State Government ask resident doctors or any other worker of the state to forfeit any salary arrears.

“The administration is determined to continue to support ailing state parastatals to pay workers regularly and clear due arrears.”

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