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Ortom to Present 2021 Budget to Assembly on Thursday

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, will on Thursday, 5th November 2020, present the budget estimate for the year 2021 to the Benue State House of Assembly.

This was disclosed to journalist in Makurdi on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Ngunan Addingi.

The commissioner also said the State Executive Council has given approval for Benue Television to be connected to satellite to enable viewers watch the station on their television sets and not only on internet platforms, stressing that modalities were being worked out to that effect.

Mrs. Adingi, addressing newsmen after the EXCO meeting

According to the Information Commissioner, EXCO also approved Fridays as work free days for Benue workers with effect from 6th November 2020 to 29th January 2021. The decision is to enable civil servants who are farmers harvest their crops.

On the proposed Benue Youth Summit, Mrs. Addingi hinted that Governor Samuel Ortom is to meet with local government chairmen to discuss modalities towards successful convocation of the summit.

The State EXCO according to Mrs. Adingi, urged members of the public with cases of Police brutality to avail their complaints to the panel of inquiry set up by the state government for investigation and necessary action.

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