From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reassured the people of the state that the wage bill menace would be surmounted in the new year and workers would begin to enjoy their salaries as and when due.
“Let me reassure you that we are almost at the end of the tunnel and as we enter the new year, the wage bill menace will be surmounted and our dear workers will begin to receive their salaries as and when due.”
The governor, in his new year message to the people, expressed hope that the difficult and challenging economic scenario would soon become a thing of the past even as he enjoined all to support his government for a better Benue.
“As your Governor, I remain hopeful and resolute that this difficult and challenging economic scenario will come to pass. Indeed it is almost over. We are on the threshold of a new economic boom. All that I request from you is continued support of our economic policies as we march onto greatness. Benue is rising and will surely get to its desired development destination.”
Ortom promised that his administration would continue to rise in the defense of the people as epitomized in the signing and implementation of the anti open grazing law which has become a reference point across Nigeria as the best solution to herders,farmers crisis.
“We hope to sustain these efforts in the incoming year even as we improve on the implementation. Let me reassure you that we will not relent in our resolve to make Benue a safer place for its people and investors from all parts of the world in year 2018.
“We call on Nigerians to rededicated themselves to the cause of promoting peaceful coexistence and supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in all its ramifications.”