Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has showed the receipt of N14.Nine billion, being the final tranche of the Paris Club refunds from the federal authorities to Benue kingdom.
Terver Akase, the governor’s chief press secretary, said this in a announcement on Thursday in Makurdi.
Mr Akase said that 80 consistent with cent of the funds might be dedicated to price of salaries, pensions and gratuities.
According to him, Mr Ortom has installation a committee, headed through deputy Governor Benson Abounu to workout modalities for instant disbursement of the finances.
He said the alternative contributors of the committee were; the head of carrier, commissioner for finance, adviser on neighborhood government and chieftaincy affairs and the adviser on labour topics.
Others are chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Nigerian Union of Pensioners Benue State chapters.
He explained that the selection to involve others within the disbursement of the funds became to make sure transparency and duty.
He defined that Mr Ortom had also made public the other refunds from the membership that were acquired through the nation.
“It will be recalled that the Governor similarly made public the receipt and disbursement of the N12.7 billion first tranche and N6.4 billion second tranche of the Paris Club refunds respectively,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that workers in the state are being owed between six and 12 months salaries. (NAN)