Two Pensioners Slump While Protesting In Makurdi Today (Photos)

Two protesting pensioners of Benue
State today slumped right inside the
Government House in Makurdi while
insisting Governor Samuel Ortom must
pay them.
But the leader of the concerned pensioner, Mr. Kyado said no week
passes without four to five pensioners
dying in penury across the 23 local
government areas of the state due to
hardship arising from hunger, disease
and starvation. The victims who could be in their early
seventies were amongst hundreds of
pensioners who had storm Governor's
office for a peaceful protest staged by
hundreds of pensioners to press
home their over eleven months arrears owed them by the state
government.
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The eleven months being owed
according to the pensioners covers
November 2014 to April 2015 the
period they said the government failed
to address using the N28 billion bailout funds doled to the state by the
federal government to tackle backlog
of salaries owed state workers.