Benue to suspend projects in order to pay salaries

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that the state is considering taking a break from developmental projects to enable it pay workers’ salaries.

The governor said it has been impossible juggling state projects and workers’ salaries in the face of the present economic situation in the country.

Benue has been unable to pay its workers salaries, which has continued to accumulate. State workers are being owed five months, while local government workers are being owed nine months salaries.

In a statement released by Governor Ortom’s media assistant, there is a chance that projects will have to be suspended in order to pay workers.

“With the recent development in the country leading to the resolution of the meeting held between our government and workers to declare a state of emergency on the payment of salaries of workers, all the ongoing projects may have to stop for now.”

The governor explained that labour leaders and the state government had agreed on a state of emergency on workers salaries until a normalisation has been achieved.

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