There is tight security at Benue Assembly complex in Makurdi, Benue state capital over speculations the Executive Pension Bill may be passed into law on Thursday.

About three security vehicles with armed mobile and regular police men took strategic positions around the Assembly complex.

Hefty-looking youths with bloodshot eyes and massive mustaches as well as heavily build shoulders like prize fighters were also on standby at the Assembly complex.

Since Governor Samuel Ortom forwarded the Executive Pension Bill to the House of Assembly, there had been stiff opposition to its passage.

A Non-Governmental

Organisation(NGO) has gone to court with a motion, seeking an injunction, restraining lawmakers from acting on the bill.

More details to follow…




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