Tor Shimbe tasks LG bosses on security, prompt salaries payment


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Chairmen of Local Government Councils have been directed to strengthen the security apparatus in their various areas especially at the kindred levels, just as they are to promptly pay salaries of workers at the third tier in the wake of the prevailing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Chairman of the Benue State Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) and Special Adviser, Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Elder Jerome Tor Shimbe relayed these directives from the state governor, Samuel Ortom, during the JAAC Meeting for the Month of May, 2020.

In his speech, Tor Shimbe decried the continued dwindling of the federal allocation to the state but urged Council Chairmen to prudently utilize the little funds accrued to their councils to impact positively on the people.

Also speaking, representative of the Federal Commissioner representing Benue State at the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission and Zonal Controller of the Commission for Benue and Kogi States, Pastor E.O Eteng assured that Benue state had been included in the list of States to benefit from the share of solid minerals gain.

He called on councils to update their books of financial records to enable the commission round up their assessment of the internally generated revenue of the state for onward submission to the headquarters.

Responding on behalf of the JAAC members, Chairman of ALGON Benue State and Caretaker Chairman Guma Local Government Council, Mr. Anthony Shawon , expressed profound gratitude to Governor Samuel Ortom for finding them worthy of their appointments.

Shawon also commended the prudent and fatherly disposition of the Special Adviser and assured that all the resolutions passed by the JAAC will be implemented to the latter.