Benue State government will not borrow money from the financial market to clear the backlog of salaries owed workers in the state, commissioner of Finance, David Olofu, has said.

The workers in Benue State including that of state and local government have not been paid salaries for several months and the situation has caused untold hardship to the people, resulting to the deaths of their loved ones.

However, the commissioner explained that the workers were being owed salaries because of dwindling allocation and stated that government was employing proactive measures to generate funds to clear the backlog.