Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has approved the sum of N228, 914, 250.19 for the payment of the benefits of l98 local government retirees.
This is according to a statement by the Director General, Press Affairs in the governor’s office, Abdullahi Bego.
Of this number, 42 are deceased members of staff and their benefits, totalling N56, 682, 230.15, will be paid to their next of kin, the statement said.
It added that the balance of N172, 231, 020.04 will be paid to the remaining 156 beneficiaries.
“The governor’s approval follows the recommendations of the Committee on the Payment of Local Government Staff Pensions Arrears, Death Benefits and Gratuities headed by the Auditor-General for Local Governments,” the statement said.