Monday, 15 August 2016

Benue Council Retirees To Be Paid Soon

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said N200,000,000 of the budget support from the Federal Government has been set aside to pay council retirees.

Speaking on Radio Nigeria’s (Harvest FM) programme “Democracy and the People”, the governor said the process of capturing the retirees was almost completed, and that the money would be disbursed to the councils for payment.

He noted that the government restarted the suspended payment of pensions, and to ensure only genuine workers are paid, three committees were raised for workers’ verification.

Ortom denied allegations that N750,000,000 was released to buy cars for lawmakers, saying only N317,000,000 was released.

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