Monday 26th June, 2017
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Benue salary wage bill third highest in Nigeria - Audu Ogbe

Benue salary wage bill third highest in Nigeria - Audu Ogbe

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Develop­ment, Chief Audu­Ogbe, says Benue State salary wage bill is the third highest in the country.
 
Ogbe announced this in Makurdi at the opening of the First Benue Entrepreneurship Summit, with the theme “Made in Benue is possible”.
 
He explained that the diffi­culty being faced in salary pay­ment in the state was largely due to the high wage bill inherited from the immediate past gov­ernment for which Governor Ortom and his administration were consistently criticised.
 
The minister said the sum­mit initiated by the Governor’s wife was important because it would help young people, es­pecially those participating in the event to learn to be inde­pendent minded and self- suffi­cient, lauding Dr.Eunice Ortom for uplifting the youth through her pet project.
 
Meanwhile, Governor Samu­eOrtom has announced the re­lease of N100 million to support youth entrepreneurship devel­opment programme in the state.
 
Announcing this at the sum­mit Ortom said the money, which is sourced from the Cen­tral Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as loan, would be disbursed to in­terested persons as interest free to enable them pay with less pains.

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