The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, said on Friday in Makurdi t a meeting with organised labour, the committee according to him would work out what was involved and work toward settling it.
The governor said the committee would be headed by the deputy governor, Mr Benson Abounu, with the secretary to the state government, Prof Tony Ijohor, Commissioner for Justice, Mr Mike Gusah and some members of the State Executive Council as members.
Other members include the Chairman, Benue chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Godwin Anya and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Order Tartenger
Benue state government workers were last paid in November, 2016, while the teachers and local government staff drew their last pay more than six months ago, this is due according to the governor the dwindling fortune of federal accruals to the states’s purse. The governor however promised to dedicate the second tranche of the Paris Club refund to the settlement of outstanding debts owed workers.