The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted a media report credited to the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the effect that the state government planned to sack some of its workers.
The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Samuel Agbo, told newsmen yesterday that the said report was deliberately intended to incite the Benue workers and the electorate against the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom.
“This strategy has become the trademark of the opposition since it lost favor with the people in 2015 and is desperate to return to power to continue with looting and plunder,” Agbo said, urging members of the public to discountenance the allegation of planned sack of Benue workers as reportedly made by the PDP state official.
“Areas for consideration for further reduction of the Benue State wage bill from the current N7.8 billion to N4.5 billion include disengagement of all contract staff, supervised table payment, placement of medical students on scholarship rather than salary, among others. From the forgoing, genuine workers on the payroll are under no threat whatsoever,” Agbo explained.