YOBE, Nigeria – The State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has approved over of N441.8 million for payment of the liabilities of 321 retirees from across the 17 local government areas of Gombe State.
Abdullahi Bego, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, in a statement, noted that, the payment constitutes batch 42 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
“Of the 321 affected LG staff, 94 are deceased and their benefits, totaling N152, 837, 862.15 would be paid to their next of kin. The remaining sum of N289, 052, 304.35 would be paid to 227 living retirees.
“Some may recall that on Wednesday 11th March 2020, Governor Buni had approved the payment of N353, 171, 749.70 to 253 retirees from across the 17 local government areas of the state”, it added.
According to the statement, payment approvals granted by the governor are always based on the recommendations of the standing committee for the verification and settlement of outstanding pension and gratuity liabilities of local government retirees.