Jigawa pensioners get N.6 billion as benefit

The Jigawa State government has released a total sum of over N666 million for the payment of 322 retired civil servants and death benefits in three categories of civil servants of the state.

This was disclosed by the executive secretary to the Jigawa State and local government pension board, Alhaji Hashim Ahmed Fagam while fielding questions to newsmen in Dutse, said: “The 321 workers were from the state, local government council and local education authority”.

Alhaji Hashim Ahmed Fagam explained that “the beneficiaries were the workers who retired or lost their lives in April and their benefits are ready for payment by attaining 35 years in service, 60 years of age and the once died in service in accordance with the civil service rule”.

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According to him “there are 80 workers from the state government whom to receive N183.9 million, 53 from local government council to collect N53.4 million and 188 from the local education authority were to receive N433.3 million, making the total of 321 civil servants and a total sum of N666.7 million”.

The executive secretary maintains that the board has over 11,000 pensioners in its payroll, “I’m happy to inform you that the board had met the governor’s directives and paid all the pensioners before Eld-id-Fitr celebration.

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