Benue State Governor Father Hyacinth Alia has pledged to clear the backlog of salaries, arrears and pensions owed by the immediate past governor of the North Central Nigeria state.
The Governor expressed gratitude to the federal government for the improved security situation in Benue State.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja, Governor Alia said salaries are disbursed like clockwork on the 25th of each month to address the backlog of workers’ and pensioners’ salaries.
The Governor also stressed the need for peaceful coexistence and the potential for diversified agriculture, including the production of fodder for livestock.
The Governor also highlighted the state’s efforts to improve infrastructure, such as streetlights and road construction while emphasizing the importance of community involvement in security, promoting peace and understanding among various stakeholders.