Hon. Martins Apugo, a former ASEPA General Manager, and All Progressive Congress APC candidate for House of Representatives, Ikwuano/Umuahia federal Constituency at the 2019 election says says that the figures of monthly subvention he was receiving during his regime which was released by one Ibe Vincent Ogbonnaya, an aid to current ASEPA GM was false.
You may recall that Ibe Ogbonnaya in his facebook timeline, attributed the agency’s non performance to poor funding. According to him, under the regime of Rt. Hon Cosmos Ndukwe, the agency was receiving a whooping of 200 million naira and above as monthly subvention, whiles the regime of Hon Martins Apugo, it came to about 66/70 million naira monthly after carving out ASEPA Aba zone. But under Hon Victor Apugo it started revolving around 22 million till date.
But Martins in a press release Personally Signed By Him and made available to newsmen, noted that after ASEPA Aba zone was carved out he was receiving 22 million naira not 66/70 million from the administration of former Governor T.A Orji, and also the period he served under the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
According to him, 22 million naira Hon Victor Apugo claimed he is receiving was the same amount he was receiving as ASEPA GM after Aba zone was carved out.
He regretted why today’s ASEPA should be trading on falsehoods, and also blaming their non performance to paucity of funds and asked them to bury their face in shame and stop spreading false information.