Abia Accountant General Speaks On Being Locked Out Of Office Over Salaries


The Abia State Accountant-General, Njum Onyemenam has dismissed reports that she was chased out of office Tuesday morning by angry civil servants.

Recall that social media was early today awash by the report that Abia State civil servants locked out Accountant-General of the state, from her office in protest of the non-payment of their salaries.

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Onyemenam, who was in attendance at the Abia State 32nd Anniversary Celebration lecture, which was held at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia said the report is fake news and “absolute falsehood.”

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The AG in a statement signed by herself said she had approached the entrance gate to the annex of the Government House area housing her office and those of some other government functionaries when she saw a handful of individuals trying to access the gate but were prevented by security men on duty.

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According to her, she took an alternative access to get to her side of the compound without any obstruction.



“There was nothing like chasing me out of my office. As a matter of fact, I was not even in the office. I tried driving into the compound and at the same time a few persons, who had been stopped at the gate tried taking advantage of the moment to gain entry into the compound but they were resisted.


“I then chose to access my office through an alternative access point rather than be caught up in a fracas that I don’t know anything about,” Onyemenam explained.

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