“I DID NOT MEET WITH NOR ORDERED THE ARREST OF ANY PENSIONER” – UKO

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Abia State Commissioner for Finance, Dr Aham Uko has denied that he met with a group of pensioners on Thursday, January 23, 2019, in his office, and subsequently invited security agents to arrest them contrary to publications in a section of the media.

In a Press Statement personally signed by him, Dr. Uko states that he did not meet with the said pensioners and never ordered the arrest of any of them.

According to him, “The story as published is false and malicious as I was involved in meetings outside my office on the said day and only read about the purported meeting with the pensioners from the media.”

He clarified that the Ministry has prioritized regular payment of pensioners to ensure that they receive their due along with other workers in the state every month in line with the directive of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu insisting that there was no basis for him to order the arrest of any pensioner or any other law abiding Abian.

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