The Abia State Government has denied spending over N900 million on the feeding and welfare of Governor Alex Otti from July to September 2023.
Earlier, reports emerged that a budget performance report indicated that the government spent N927 million within three months on refreshments and meals, allowance, settlement of honorarium and welfare packages.
It was alleged that the Otti-led government spent N223,389,889.84 on refreshments and meals while N305,400,000.00 was spent on honorarium and sitting allowances for government officials in July and September 2023.
As a result, some Nigerians took to social media, wondering how such amounts of money could have been spent in the space of three months, in view of current economic realities.
However, in a statement on Monday, the media aides to the governor, Ferdinand Ekeoma and Kazie Uko, described the reports as false.