Gaidam pays N302m to LG retirees, next-of-kin of deceased workers




Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state in his effort to settle all outstanding liabilities before the end of his tenure, on Thursday approved the sum of N302,294,298.21 for the payment of liabilities for a total of 316 local government staff comprising 256 retirees and the next-of-kin of 58 deceased workers.

A statement made available to Journalists by the governor’s spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, in Damaturu, the state capital said: “The sum of N247,833,396.43 will be paid to the 256 retirees while N54,560,901.78 will be paid to the next-of-kin of the 58 deceased staff”.

“So far, payments have been achieved for 2017 and 2018 in respect of retirees for 13 out of the 17 local government areas. Work is currently underway to attend to the liabilities of retirees for the remaining four local government areas, namely Fune, Nguru, Bade and Potiskum” the statement added.

“Also approved was increase in the contributions that the four affected local government councils make monthly to their pension account to the sum of N20 million each to enable the committee on payment of liabilities to clear their backlog of liabilities”.

Bego said: “Approval has also been granted for an increase in the monthly contributions of the 13 local governments that were able to cover their liabilities for 2017 and 2018 to the sum of N15 million each monthly.”

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