Following the return of the Paris Club refund to Benue State Government account by the Federal Government, the State Acting Governor Engineer Benson Abounu, after due consultation with Governor Samuel Ortom, has directed the Ministry of Finance to commence payment of two months arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities on Monday.
He has given assurance that October salaries will also be paid a few days after payment of the two months arrears, to enable workers of the state to enjoy three months wages within one week.
The Government assures them that as it has commenced the payment of the arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities, it will continue to source funds to pay till the backlog of wages is cleared.
The Benue State Government appreciates the undestanding and cooperation of workers and retirees of the state.
Chief Press Secretary
October 27, 2018.