From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday signed into law a bill for the establishment of Benue State Contributory Pensions Scheme, PENCOM, to address the challenge of payment of pensions and gratuities of retirees.
The Governor also, assented to the bill for a law to provide for the administration of Criminal Justice in the Courts of Benue State and for purposes connected therewith.
He also, signed a bill for a law to prohibit all forms of violence against persons in private and public life, provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders and for purposes connected therewith.
While signing the bills, the Governor said his administration had taken upon itself to domesticate laws that have positive impact on the state and enact those that would address challenges confronting the state.
He maintained that the PENCOM law would help address the accumulation of pension arrears and boost the morale of those still in the service.