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Abia civil servants lock Accountant-General out of office over unpaid salaries [Video]

Civil servants in Abia State, on Tuesday, locked the Accountant-General out of her office and vowed not to open the doors until their salaries were paid.

The workers were protesting non-payment of months of their salaries in Umuahia, the state capital by barring access to the office of Mrs. Njum Onyemenam, the AG of the Ministry of Finance.

In a video that surfaced online, the men and women could be seen inside the office complex while the gate remained locked.

A witness said “All entrances leading to the Accountant-General’s office have been locked by the workers.”

Watch video below:

Recall that about last month, it was reported that hundreds of civil servants in the state picketed the Accountant General’s office over Governor Alex Otti-led state government’s failure to pay their salaries over claims that they were ghost workers.

It was gathered that the State Government had in a statement by the states commissioner for information, claimed that the government had discovered over 2,300 ghost workers in the government’s payroll and had saved over N600 million by stopping payment of their salaries.

The workers had insisted that the millions of Naira Governor Otti’s government claimed it has saved is indeed the sweat of the state workers who have now been subjected to hunger by the state government.