Ortom hands over N187 billion debt to the incoming governor
The outgoing governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom on Sunday handed over to the incoming governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia alongside N187 billion debt.
The event took place at the old banquet hall of Government House, Makurdi.
In his speech, Ortom said that his administration was handing over the N187 billion debt made up of salary arrears, loans, contractual obligations, and others.
The outgoing governor who gave a summary of contents in his handover note said that a total sum of N734.9 billion was accrued to the state throughout his eight years.
He added that the expenditure and others gulped N735.6 billion admitting that the debt situation of the state was on the high side.
He said, “This handover note contained not only structure but activities of my eight years of administration. It has sectoral briefs of the agencies, ministries, and departments.