21 December 2012

Nigeria: Benue Govt Sacks 3,000 LG Staff

About 3,000 local government workers have been compulsorily retired by the Benue State government, even as efforts were being made by the government to borrow N7 billion from commercial banks to pay retired staff their accumulated pensions in the state.

Chairman of the Benue State Local Government Service Commission, BSLGSC, Comrade Richard Gbande who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, said that those affected had either attained the mandatory 60 years retirement age or 35 years in service in the 23 local government councils in the state.

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