#Benue Government Demands Explanation Over 600 Million Naira Debt

The Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, may be asking his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, to explain the 600 million naira allegedly over paid contractors for biometrics for local government officials.

The state government observed that the said amount was withdrawn from government coffers and was later recovered as payment for biometrics.

The Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Targema Takema, told newsmen in Makurdi that the former administration allegedly mismanaged the funds which was meant for 23 Local Government Areas.

He said that as a former member of the transition committee he was privy to the fact that the former administration left huge debt for the current government to settle.

He said that the new government of Governor Samuel Ortom, is now battling for survival.

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