Our attention has been drawn to documents purported to be those of the Benue State Ministry of Finance signed by the Accountant General being circulated on the social media by a mercenary smear outfit as confirmation of the state wage bill.
Those deliberately blurred documents are fabrications of the mischief publisher, Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi, known to have been sponsored by the immediate past former state chief executive to forge Benue State Government documents to sustain a campaign of calumny against Governor Samuel Ortom and his administration.
A formal complaint against Mr. Oluwarotimi has been lodged with the police who are tracking him for arrest.
Moreover, the purported documents are not a reflection of the entire wage bill of the Benue State Government.
When Mr. Oluwarotimi published documents which he claimed came from one bank as the salary figure for the entire state it was pointed out to him that all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, were not on one platform and that the figure he stated could not be a reflection of the entire wage bill for the state.
His current story is a recycling of old lies and fabrications which should be dismissed as the concoctions of a mercenary writer out to earn patronage from his sponsors.
Special Adviser, Media and ICT.