Abia: Gov. Otti spends N927m on meals, welfare packages in 3 months

…N25m on public schools

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, of the Labour Party (LP), has spent a whopping N927million within three months on refreshment/meals, settlement of honorarium, allowances, welfare packages for government officials, according to a report.

The report, titled: “Abia State Third Quarter (July – September) 2023 Budget Performance”, was posted on the State government’s website.

It read: “This Q3 and Year to date performance is assessed against the revised 2023 Budget that covers the Original Budget plus an Amendment Virement sum of N22, 263,269,900, as summarised below”.

The Budget Performance Report is produced by the Abia State Planning Commission, Budget Department/Office of the Accountant-General, Accounts, Production Department and published on the Abia State website”.

In the report, the Otti-led government spent N223, 389,889.84 on refreshment/meals, while N305, 400,000.00 was spent on honorarium and sitting allowance for government officials between July and September, 2023.

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