Jigawa govt releases N498.467m to 219 retirees

The Jigawa State and Local Governments’ Contributory Pension Scheme has paid over N498,467,000 to about 219 retirees who have not received 60 months pension after their retirement, as well as the families of the deceased civil servants who died in an active service.

This was disclosed by the executive secretary to the board, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa said the exercise was carried out every end of the month with a view to servicing the society.

According to him, “out of the total amount, about N201,232,621.09 was paid to 55 state retirees and the sum of N46,025,490.85 to 30 Local Government Councils’ Pensioners, while the sum of N175, 055,738.72 was distributed to 78 beneficiaries from the Local Education Authorities across the state.”

He said the board paid over N14,448,249.44 as a death benefit to 6 beneficiaries at the state level, N24.246,726.00 to 19 Local Government Councils beneficiaries and N18,501,110.00 to 8 Local Education Authorities beneficiaries while N18,393,545.00 was paid to 19 beneficiaries as death pension balance.

He further commended Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, for his tremendous support to the scheme making the state the best model in the country.

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