Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has kept in touch with the state House of Assembly looking for the endorsement of the house to borrow another ten billion Naira to empower him clear the accumulated salaries and pensions.
In a letter signed Friday evening by Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Tony Ijohor, SAN and routed to the Speaker of the House, Hon. Titus Uba, Governor Ortom requested that the lawmakers consider the plight states of retired people and workers who have served the State in various limits and merit their wages.
“It is my utmost believe that you are aware of what our workers and retirees have been passing through. We inherited huge debts in the area of salaries, pensions and gratuities, and we have been pressing to clear.”
“I will be glad to see your speedy conclusion and approval of the N10,000,000,000.00 proposed domestic loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria to enable the State offset these bills before the yellotide season and the subsequent general elections.”
If this request for Loan is granted it takes the total loan taken by Governor Ortom to N66.5 billion since 2015.