Yobe pays N251.6m to retirees
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved the payment of N251.6 million to 174 retired council workers.
Out of the total payments, N195.86 million will be paid to 139 living retired council staff, while a balance of N55.7 million will be paid to next-of-kin of 35 deceased workers.
Director-General for Press Affairs to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego, disclosed that “This is batch 37 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government workers in the state.
“On August 27, 2019, the Governor had approved the sum of N365, 586, 246.45 for the payment of the accumulated pension arrears and gratuities of 279 other local government retirees.”
According to him, Buni had also approved the N228.9 million for the payment of the benefits of another batch of l98 local government retirees.
This followed the verification of the beneficiaries by a committee on payment of council staff benefits headed by the Auditor-General for Local Governments.