Badaru’s political will responsible for success in Jigawa pension board – ES

The executive secretary of Jigawa state Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme Board (LGCPSB), Alhaji Ahmed Fagam, has attributed the success of the state and local governments to Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar’s strong political will.

Alhaji Fagam stated this while briefing newsmen on the payment of September benefits to pensioners and said the governor’s political will is responsible for the success of the scheme.

“States like Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Yobe, Maiduguri and Bauchi have come to study and adopt our pension scheme over the years, and many of them are still struggling to implement it.

“Here in Jigawa, the present governor is committed and at all times gives priory attention to any pension related issue in the state.”

He stated further that the board has commenced the payment of  N961, 563, 076.38k as terminal benefits to 487 beneficiaries.

Alhaji Fagam also said the benefits were being paid to those who retired recently from civil service at the state and local government levels as well as those from the Local Education Authorities (LEAs).

He stated that the payment includes retirement and death benefits as well as refund of eight per cent contribution.

The executive secretary said 150 of the beneficiaries were from state service, 111 are from local government councils, and 141 are from the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA).

“The total amount to be paid to state civil service workers is N403,843,280.38k while  the local government beneficiaries will get N139,114,658.56k and  the LGEA beneficiaries  will  get N283,960,632.70k,” he said.

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