From Uche Uche Damaturu
In his determination to continue to cater to the welfare of workers, H.E Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has approved the sum of N365, 586, 246.45 for the payment of accumulated pension arrears and gratuities of 279 local government retirees.
This was contained in a statement signed by Abdullahi Bego
Director-General for Press Affairs to H.E Gov. Mai Mala Buni yesterday, saying that, “This is batch 36 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government workers.”
According to the statement, “Of the 279 beneficiaries, 71 are deceased and their benefits, amounting to N110, 830, 156.75, will be over handed to their next of kin through the probate division of the State High Court, while the sum of N254, 756, 089.70 will be electronically paid directly to the remaining 208 living retirees.
“Some may recall that on July 4th, 2019, Governor Buni had approved the sum of N228, 914, 250.19 for the payment of the benefits of another batch of l98 local government retirees.”
It said that, the payment of benefits of local government retirees will remain a continuous exercise as the Verification and Payments Committee under the Auditor-General for Local Governments continues with its assignment.