Abia government refutes allegations of spending ₦927m on Alex Otti’s welfare

Otti’s media adviser promised an official response as he discloses how much has been allocated to the governor’s welfare.

The Abia State Government has vehemently denied claims that it disbursed a staggering sum of ₦927 million within three months for Governor Alex Otti’s meals, welfare packages, and other expenditures.

The controversy arose after a budget performance report circulated online, suggesting that the government, under Otti’s leadership, allocated ₦223,389,889.84 for refreshments and meals, while ₦305,400,000.00 was purportedly spent on honorarium and sitting allowances for government officials between July and September 2023.

Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, categorically dismissed the allegations, declaring them as inaccurate. Ekeoma assured the public that an official response to the viral report would be provided promptly.

“The report is incorrect; there was nothing like that, and we will do an official response to that,” said Ekeoma.

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