I’m Ashamed That I’ve Not Been Able To Pay Pensioners – Governor, Samuel Ortom

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that he’s ashamed that he has not been able to pay pensioners their pension money.

The state pensioners have have refused to vacate the entrance to the Government House in Makurdi despite the Governor’s advice.

Pensioners of the state have last week moved to the entrance of the Government House, sleeping on mats vowing to occupy the seat of power until their pensions and gratuities amounting to N25billion are paid as they claim they have not been paid for 25 months.

Governor Ortom while addressing the pensioners said: “I’m ashamed that my government has been unable to meet its financial obligation to the pensioners, who are senior citizens”.

The Governor who describe the situation as sad promise to address to the pensioners plight noting that he met about N17billion as gratuity and N34billion as pension arrears when he took over the mantle of leadership, but has reduced the amount before the state found itself in a difficult financial situation.

However, he called for understanding from the pensioners adding that his administration has taken steps to address the problems through domestication of pension law to ease their plight.

Ortom noted that as a palliative measure, he has obtained a bank overdraft of N611 million, adding that “between Monday and Tuesday the pensioners will be paid two- month pensions.”

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168 COMMENTS

  1. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners

  2. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners
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  3. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners
    Tnks for d information Gistsala

  4. What is the reason,for not paying,ask yourself the question,and work with your answer to the question,and you will overcome none payment.

  5. When it comes to paying workers salary, they would be finding excuse but when it is their own salary they know how to pay

  6. This is not right how can u pay only two months are u owing itself even one wee salary? Look better pay these Senior civil servants their hard earned entitlements.

  7. Comment: bros this is bad, this is very bad, go and pay them and stop all these stories abeg. these pensioners are not having allowances or chuachua which will be helping to sustain them like you guys in the offices, yet you are suffering them like this. this is very bad o.

  8. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners

  9. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners

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  11. Don’t be ashamed, do something! U will keep receiving ur own pay while the helpless pensioners languish in absolute penury.

  12. For me this is not time of been ashamed of your self, I think he just need to do the right thing by paying pensioners
    Tnks for d information Gistsala

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