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Unpaid Salaries: Ortom receives N2.7b from FG

Written By Idoma Television on Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 11:36:00 PM

Benue State received N2.7 billion from the bailout which President Muhammadu Buhari approved for states, Governor Ortom has said.
He made the disclosure yesterday during a meeting with second class at the Och’Idoma’s palace in Otukpo.

Governor Ortom explained that although the money was not enough to pay one month’s salary with overhead he would source for more funds elsewhere and add to it and pay salaries and pensions.

He maintained that at the moment, the state has a monthly wage bill of N3.7 billion including overheads noting that apart from the bailout, the state government would improve on on its internal revenue sources to enable it sustain payment of salaries and pensioners.

Governor Ortom said the wage bill was bloated hence his directive for staff audit.
He said the exercise was not to witchhunt anybody but to block leakages and accountability in managing resources.
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