Delta State House of Assembly has granted a request from Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for a credit facility of N40 billion to offset backlog of pensions owed retired primary school teachers and local government employees in the state.

The Speaker of the House, Emomotimi Guwor, said the approval was part of conditions relevant in accessing the facility, noting that payment of backlogs owed the local government pensioners would put smiles on the faces of many homes in the state.

Guwor, lauded the lawmakers for promptly attending to the request, assuring of a robust synergy between the lawmakers and the Executive for greater socio-economic development of the state.

Governor Oborevwori, in a request letter to the House, explained that the credit facility was aimed at assisting the 25 local government councils to defray a substantial part of Accrued Rights of Local Government Pensioners.

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