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Salary: Benue PDP chides Alia for paying one month arrear

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The Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is a failure for the state governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, to have paid just one month’s salary to workers despite his promises to them.

The governor had promised civil servants in the state to expect alerts as from June 25.

But the same workers were, however, disappointed on Sunday when all they could get was just a month salary.

PDP, in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, said despite receiving “tens of billions of naira from the monthly federal statutory allocation”, the governor was unable to pay salaries across all ministries.

“Our great party is aware that Governor Alia, who is still running a government without a cabinet, has received into the state’s treasury tens of billions of naira from the monthly federal statutory allocation as well from stamp duty and debt swap accruals.

“PDP investigations gather that Governor Alia late last night eventually bowed to pressure from the party to pay workers their wages as he had promised to do without fail on 25th of every month, and directed that one month salary be paid to workers, but so far only those in a few of the ministries have received credit alerts from government”, the statement added.

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