By: Willy Punwvet,
Nasarawa State Government has announced that it owes pensioners in the state, a whopping sum of over N40 Billion gratuity and allowances.
Governor Abdullahi Sule, who made this disclosure during a media chat, as part of activities to mark his one year in office, during his explanation, cried out that, “The amount is too high for his administration to settle.”
He said part of the huge gratuity and other debts inherited by the Nasarawa State Government were inherited from the Old Plateau State, as it then was.
The Governor has however, given his assurance that, as soon as, the economy improves he would pay, while adding that, “The payments would be done in stages.”
The State Chief Executive also disclosed that, the state government is planning to review the state budget by 90 percent, owing to the current economic realities and also ensure the completion of the Farin Ruwa Electricity scheme, which has eluded the state in the past.
The Governor, who was full of praises for media practitioners in the state because of the news coverage his administration is getting from them, urged and hoped that “Such spirit of cooperation should continue for the benefit of the two parties (The state and the Media).”