Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

Benue govt constitutes committee to fast track teachers’ bailout

Following outcry over the late payment of bailout to workers in Benue, especially teachers and local government staff, the state government has constituted an eight-man committee to fast track the payments.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Ageh Odeh, who disclosed this in Makurdi, last week, said the committee will work with the ICT department and committees at the state Bureau for Local Government to sort out issues causing the delays.

He told journalists that speculations that bailout monies have been diverted was false explaining that the problem is rather technical than moral.

The commissioner stated that besides paucity of network "The problem is that most local government staff had abandoned their accounts for a long time, they did not do BVM also and the accounts are dormant. So, when we post money to their accounts, the money bounces back. This committee will sort out these issues", he added.

The commissioner, who spoke in company of the Senior Special Assistant, SSA to Governor Samuel Ortom on Media, Mr Terver Akase, also disclosed the state Executive Council approved the renovation of Judges quarters’ in Otukpo local government, House of Assembly quarters in Makurdi.

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