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I wasn’t chased out of office by angry workers- Abia Accountant General



By Sola Omoniyi, Lago s

The Abia state Accountant General, Njum Onyemenam, has described a social media report that she was chased out of office on Tuesday morning by angry civil servants as “fake news and absolute falsehood.”

Onyemenam said she was in attendance at the Abia State 32nd Anniversary Celebration lecture, which was held at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia when the purveyors of fake news were busy spreading their falsehood.

The Accountant General said she had approached the entrance gate to the annexe of the Government House area housing her office and those of some other government functionaries when she saw a handful of individuals trying to access the gate but were prevented by security men on duty.

She took an alternative access to get to her side of the compound without any obstruction.

“There was nothing like chasing me out of my office. I was not even in the office. I tried driving into the compound and at the same time, a few persons, who had been stopped at the gate, tried taking advantage of the moment to gain entry into the compound but they were resisted.

“I then chose to access my office through an alternative access point rather than be caught up in a fracas that I don’t know anything about,” Onyemenam explained.

Recall, that there is an ongoing verification to fish out ghost workers, hence many of the living workers have not been paid.”

Workers were seen around her office, which might have given rise to the fake news trending on social media that she was chased out of the office by angry workers.