From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Government has released the sum of N2.7 billion for the payment of outstanding gratuity and death benefits of deceased retired civil servants of the state, local governments and primary school teachers across the state.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, the State Kebbi State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed Augie through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Usman Shehu Dakingeri stated that the payment would cover 2,005 pensioners up till 2017.
Augie explained that “the Executive Governor of Kebbi State,Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has graciously approved the release of N2.7 billion for the payments of outstanding gratuity and death benefits of deceased retired civil servants for the State,Local Governments and Primary school teachers across the State.
“The second batch of the payment of retirees which us immediately is 100 percent and will cover up to January, 2017. However, the total number involved in this payment are 2,005.
“The Ministry of Finance has assured that all above retirees will be paid their benefits immediately”.