Thursday, 11 August 2016

Benue Assembly Receives 220 Petitions

The chairman of the Committee on Public Petitions, Bills Review and Appraisal of the Benue State House of Assembly, Kester Ikyenge, has disclosed that his committee has received a total of 220 petitions bordering on non-payment of salaries as a result of the mismanagement of the bailout funds.

Ikyenge also said that the over N86 million released to the leadership of the assembly for the purchase of computers for the biometric exercise in the state were not utilised for the purpose.

According to him, it was not part of the functions of the house to carry out biometric exercise.

The committee chairman, who represents Logo State Constituency at the assembly, while briefing his constituents at Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area of the state, at the weekend, to mark his one year in office, said the legislature had no business embarking on an exercise which it was not trained to carry out.

Ikyenge told members of his constituency that his office at the assembly, which is in a dilapidated state, was flooded with pensioners and local government staff over salaries and pension matters.

He added that he was being victimised for the stand he took on the shameful manner the house leadership handled the controversial N750 million used for the purchase of cars.

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