BENUE STATE GETS 116.3 BILLION NAIRA: MORE THAN ENOUGH TO PAY 12 MONTHS SALARIES, STATISTICS REVEALS - Snazzy.com.ng

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BENUE STATE GETS 116.3 BILLION NAIRA: MORE THAN ENOUGH TO PAY 12 MONTHS SALARIES, STATISTICS REVEALS

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By Tsav Mgbakpa Jp
The administration of Governor Samuel Ortom, which took over from the previous Suswam government has gotten a huge amount of money. If transparency were the hallmark of his administration, I bet you, everybody would have seen real transformation in the state. Salaries wouldn't have been an issue if only Ortom were serving the original God that created him and uplifted him this high. It is rather sad, a man who came so popular in 2015 would allow money which is the root of all evil to destroy him.


From the National Bureau of Statistics office in Abuja yesterday, I came in contact with an old University friend of mine, who educated me a lot about Federation Account Allocation (FAAC). What has been shared amongst States ever since Buhari took over as president of this country. As statisticians, we were given preferential treatment at the National Bureau of Statistics office, we were supplied with all the necessary facts and figures - what Benue has received since 2017 to date. Also, what Benue State has been generating as IGR since Mimi Orubibi took over the parastatal.

Going by my analysis, the chart I collected from the office reveals that the sum of N84,933625192.32 Billion was received by Benue state Government in year 2017 and the State generated a total revenue of N12,399414557.79 Billion, from January to December of year 2017. So, if we add the two figures together with the two trenches of Paris Club Refunds of N12.7Billion and N6.7Billion respectively, we will discover Benue realised the Sum of N116.3Billion.

If we divide 116.3 Billion by 12 months of the year 2017, we will realise N9.683 Billion. With this huge amount of money, the over bloated wage bill the "Ortom-Akume" administration claimed Benue has would have cleared the 12 months salaries and pensions owed to workers and pensioners.

Amazingly, State workers only received 4 months salaries throughout last year, while local government staff and Primary School Teachers only received January salary in December of 2017. This is really shameful, of a man who was overwhelmingly voted into power by workers only to be complemented with evil. Worst of it all, these same group of leaders steal from workers and either nickname our parents animals or take these monies to China to develop the economy of that country. Six months allocations (June - December) were received by Ortom and so, what did he spend the money on?

Does this really reflect any iota of the fear of God, a leader so sings? Maybe "fear of god." This administration has a lot of lessons to be learnt; money doesn't really satisfy, no matter how much packed. Secondly, it clearly teaches us that not all that calls by God's name have the fear of God. Last but not the least, not all that glitters is gold.

Before I will plug my phone to charge, I want to advice Benue workers who are not yet registered in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration to try and get themselves registered so that come 2019, we can place this Salary Herdsmen where they rightly belong. Don't allow anyone to use any adulterated anti-grazing law to steal your conscience.

Tsav Mgbakpa JP exposes from Workers Constituency.

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