Friday, 31 July 2015

#APC #PDP Disagree Over #Benue Wage Bill

The All Progressive Congress APC-led government in Benue State and the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP have disagreed over the monthly wage bill of the state.

Contrary to the much-speculated payment of N3.7 billion monthly wage bill for workers in the past two months by the government, the PDP has insisted that before it left government, the wage bill it left on ground was N2.7 billion monthly.

Addressing journalists in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, the Acting State Chairman of PDP, Godwin Ayihe wondered why the administration would be speculating a rise in the monthly wage bill of the state.

Ayihe called on Governor Samuel Ortom to explain indices leading to the sudden rise in the workers monthly wage bill two months after assuming office and details of how other monies accruing to government are being spent.

“Whereas there has been no new recruitment, no promotion, no increase in overhead, so what gave rise to the increase in wage bill and he has only paid two months salaries,” PDP boss questioned.

Ayihe, who said the APC government is full of impunity, alleges massive siphoning of state treasury by the new government and seeks explanation what happen to the June allocation and LLNG money in which the governor himself had acknowledged collection.

But, Governor Ortom had earlier on in an address to the people of the state explained that the rationale for the borrowing of the N10 billion was to enable him pay workers salaries and enhance take off of government.

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