Yobe earmarks N200m monthly for pensions, says Buni
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has announced that his administration has earmarked N200 million monthly for the payment of retirees.
Buni made the announcement in a radio programme in Damaturu as part of activities to mark the anniversary of his one year in office.
Buni said: “I have approved N200 million every month for payment of entitlements to retirees.”
He added that he had also directed the state’s Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to develop a Qur’anic education that would integrate Western education to accommodate Almajiri pupils in the state and those repatriated from other states.
He pledged that his administration would create opportunities for youths to build a prosperous future for the state.
“This administration has engaged many youths with political appointments. We have also provided them with various skills to promote self-reliance and productivity.
“No fewer than 800 youths have been trained on paint- making, while many others have been trained as automobile technicians, some of whom have
become employers of labour,” Buni revealed.