JUST IN: Abia State Government Dismisses Claims of Expending N927 million on Governor Otti’s Meals, Welfare Packages


The Abia State Government has refuted recent claims circulating online that it allocated a staggering sum of N927 million for Governor Alex Otti’s meals, welfare packages, and related expenses over a three-month period.

According to a publication by SaharaReporters, an alleged budget performance document suggested that between July and September 2023, the Otti-led administration disbursed N223,389,889.84 on refreshments and meals, with an additional N305,400,000.00 dedicated to honorarium and sitting allowances for government officials.

The revelations have sparked controversies on social media, with many Nigerians expressing disbelief at the reported expenditures and questioning the transparency of such financial allocations.

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In response to these allegations, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, stated that the reports were incorrect.

Ekeoma assured that an official and detailed 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,” Ekeoma affirmed.