Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has approved a total of N353, 171, 749.70 for the payment of the liabilities of 253 retirees from across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
Yobe approves N352m for retirees
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
A statement signed and issued by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mallam Abdullahi Bego which was made available to journalists in Damaturu, said the approval constitutes batches 40 and 41 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
According to him, the 253 affected staff, 66 are deceased and their benefits totaling N91, 778, 281.52, would be paid to their next of kin.
The remaining N261, 393, 468 would be paid to 187 living retirees.
The Commissioner said on 14th February 2020, the Governor had approved the payment of N220, 759, 558.04 for the payment of the benefits of batch 39 of 180 retirees.
The statement added that the approvals granted by the Governor are based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee for the
Verification and Settlement of Outstanding Pension, Gratuity and
Liabilities of Local Government Retirees