Following the Orange September celebrations in Akwa Ibom state to mark the state’s 30th anniversary,fresh facts have emerged as to the source of funds used to organise the week long event.
Investigation made by our reporters indicate the government must have deducted the sum of #1000 from the August 2017 salaries of workers to help fund the event which has added nothing in terms of revenue to the state or attracted investors to the state.
Questions have been asked about the funding for the hugely controversial event as the event was not budgeted for in the year’s budget. One has been left to wonder the viability of the event to the state to warrant such an outlay of fund in a state where the citizens are crying out for tangible development having seen little or nothing since the advent of the new administration.
Several unsuspecting government workers in the state have alleged about missing #1000 from their monthly salaries without knowing its been used to fund a white elephant event at their own detriment.
Attempts to reach the Commissioner didn’t prove fruitful as he didn’t take his calls or respond to an SMS sent to his phone by our reporter.