All is not well in Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano’s camp as his aides are threatening to work against him at the upcoming governorship election in November 2017.
It was gathered that trouble started when the governor arbitrarily slashed their salary without notice yesterday.
The aides were shocked when their salary alert came and they noticed a heavy slash.
Before yesterday’s payment, an SA was earning 170,000 naira while an SSA earned 315, 000 naira.
But the aides were shocked yesterday with a sharp slash of their salary. When the salary came in yesterday, SAs got 120,000 naira while SSAs were paid 170,000 naira.
Presently, there are over 700 SAs and more than 100 SSAs in Obiano’s cabinet. As November 18, approaches he is now dashing out SA appointments to every dick and harry, when he has no fund to pay them handsomely.
It would have served the state better and protect the future of these aides if Obiano had created jobs for them and other youths than these appointments that’s suffocating the purse of the state.
Obiano should also slash his own security vote and that of his wife. He can’t be taking 1.2 billion naira monthly and his wife takes 250 million naira monthly and pays those actually doing the work a mere 120,000 naira per month.
What’s the essence of promoting an SA with salary of 170,000 naira to SSA just few months ago, with hope of earning 315,000 naira and slashed his salary to what he was earning as SA.
This is govt of the more you look, the less you see.
However, APGA Interactive Forum media has been reliably informed that many of these aides are bitter. They are angry especially those who junket from one hotel to another with sweet cucumbers.
Some of the aides are likely to quit and join opposition before November 18. They are only waiting for opposition parties to pick their candidates, a source said.
It is time Obiano speaks up as he has emptied the state treasury without any tangible project to show. All his projects are poorly constructed and have been washed away by the first rain of the year.
So where is ego Anambra? To pay his aides have now become a problem. Soon he can’t pay civil servants.