From James Nwakpa, Abakaliki

The Executive Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government Council, Hon. Stephen Ebere Nwogba (JP) has paid a severance allowance to the political officeholders in Abakaliki L.G.A who served the council meritoriously between 2017 and 2022.

The disbursement of the fund took place in less than a week that the Council Chairman inaugurated 8 man committee to verify the intended beneficiaries and ensure that all the deserved person were paid.

In his remarks, the Council Boss who issued out cheques to the beneficiaries through the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ben Nwovu, charged the people to keep supporting APC led government in the state and as well ensure judicious use of the fund, stressing that the essence of the severance allowance was to boost their financial muscles and to encourage hardworking among the current political officeholders in the council.

In their responses, the immediate past Executive Chairman of the Council, Hon. Emmanuel Nwangele (JP) and the former Leader of Abakaliki Legislative Council, Hon. Ede Reuben who spoke on behalf of the entire beneficiaries expressed their happiness over the payment of the severance allowance, and promised to continue supporting Governor Umahi’s led administration and the APC family in Ebonyi State, while demonstrating their readiness to always work with the incumbent Chairman, Hon. Ebere Nwogba because of his integrity and open door policy.

Recall that the beneficiaries includes, the former Chairman, former Vice Chairman, former Councillors and former Supervisors who worked in Abakaliki L.G.A between 2017 and 2022.