Yobe gov okays N365m for pension, gratuities

Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni, has approved N365.6m for the payment of accumulated pension arrears and gratuities for retired workers in the state.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesperson for the governor, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, explained that Buni approved N365, 586, 246.45 for the payment of accumulated pension arrears and gratuities of 279 local government retirees.

He stated that the latest payment was batch 36 in the long list of payments to retired local government workers.

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He said, “Of the 279 beneficiaries, 71 are deceased and their benefits, amounting to N110, 830, 156.75, will be handed over to their next-of-kin through the probate division of the state High Court, while N254, 756, 089.70 will be electronically paid directly to the remaining 208 living retirees.

Bego recalled that on July 4th, 2019, the governor approved N228.9m for the payment of the benefits of another batch of 198 local government retirees.

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He promised that payment of benefits of local government retirees would remain a continuous exercise.

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