Benue State Receives N14.9bn Paris Club Refund


    The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has confirmed receipt of N14.9 billion final tranche of the Paris Club refund from the Federal Government.

    Governor Ortom said 80% of the funds will be used for payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities.

    The Governor therefore set up a committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu to work out modalities for immediate disbursement of the funds.

    Also on the committee are the Head of Service, Finance Commissioner, Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Adviser on Labour Matters, Chairmen of Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Benue State chapters.

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