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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, Sen. Andy Uba, has denied viral reports that he was arrested over a purported ₦50m fraud case.
Senator Uba, who spoke on Monday, warned those behind the fake report and rumour mongers to desist from tarnishing his image or face litigation.
‘I wasn’t arrested and I don’t have any case of N50m to answer anywhere.
‘I don’t know why they concocted the fake news but those responsible and the rumour mongers should desist from tarnishing my image or they will face litigation.’
‘It’s unfortunate that politics in Nigeria has gotten to this level but I won’t succumb to cheap blackmail. Certainly no,’ Uba, who spoke through a political ally, Umar Faringado Kazaure stated.
In another report the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has apologised to Imo workers for delayed payment of salaries in the period of automation and bio data capturing.
The governor also said the state government has commenced the payment of over N169 billion in gratuities and pensions owed retirees in the state, cumulatively, since 2007.
Uzodimma made this disclosure on Monday while speaking during the May Day celebration, which was held at Rear Admiral Ndubusi Kanu Square, Owerri.
He said: ‘Payment of salaries were delayed. This is due to the biodata-capturing automation, which must be done if the state must grow, and a leader must have the courage to do such. That was what I did.
‘For the inconvenience, I apologise to workers. ‘We have a debt portfolio of over N169 billion unpaid gratuities and pensions in Imo State since 2007. Some of these pensioners have died. They were denied of having their money. The payments have started. Those that have died, we would pay to their next of kin.’
According to the governor, the state government is enjoying ‘industrial harmony, with impeccable synergy,’ with workers in the state.