Benue ups LG Pension Board allocation
The State Joint Account Allocation Committe yesterday approved an upward review of the Allocation for the Local Government Pensions Board.
Chairman of the Committee and Honorable Special Adviser, Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Elder Jerome Tor Shimbe announced this decision today during the Monthly Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC).
He stated that based on the recommendations of the Local Government Pensions Advisory Committee, Allocations to the Board will continue to soar till all beneficiaries receive their pensions monthly as the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency Samuel Ortom was not resting on his oars to ensure that all Pension matters are given priority attention hence his inauguration of the Benue State Pensions Commission.
He charged the Council Chairmen to prioritize payment of Salaries and also initiate projects that would positively impact the masses living in the hinterlands.
Addressing the meeting, Federal Commissioner representing Benue at the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission Hon. Samuel Maagbe, represented by the Coordinator, Makurdi Zonal Office, Pastor E.O Eteng, charged the council Chairmen to work closely with Staff of the Commission to identify the abundant natural resources and mineral deposits in the State and assured of his readiness to use his good offic and lobby for increased Allocation to the State from the Federation Account.
Responding on behalf of the Council Chairmen, Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Benue State and Chairman Guma Local Government, Hon. Anthony Shawon promised logistic support to Staff of the Commission as they embark on a tour of all the Local Government Councils in the State and assured that Council Chairmen will comply with all the directives and resolutions arrived at, by the body.
The sitting witnessed presentations from the Benue State Pensions Commission where they sued for support from the Council Chairmen to enable them enroll prospective beneficiaries into the scheme.