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Why I Don’t Need Salary As Abia Governor In 4 Years — Otti

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In an unexpected revelation, Governor Alex Otti of Abia State on Monday announced that he has not accepted a salary since he took office on the 29th of May this year. 

Dr. Otti disclosed this at a press briefing held at the Abia State capital, Umuahia, where he also shed light on his decision.

According to him, the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly recently reminded him that he had not received a salary for the past four months.

During the conference, Governor Otti explained his rationale for forgoing his salary.

He said; “The speaker reminded me that I have not taken salary for 4 months, and I will not take for 4 years. I have only one wife and 3 children, and we can take care of ourselves.”

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This selfless decision by Dr. Otti has received positive reactions lfrom various quarters, with many lauding his commitment to serving the people and prioritizing their needs over personal gain.

It’s a rare occurrence in the political landscape for a public official to voluntarily decline their salary, especially for such an extended period.

Governor Otti’s statement serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of public service, and his commitment to his role as a public servant has earned him admiration and respect from both constituents and fellow political figures.

Otti’s decision has not only sparked conversations online but has also raised questions about the state of public service and accountability in Nigeria.

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