Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has approved N365, 586, 246.45 for the payment of accumulated pension arrears and gratuities of 279 local government retirees in the state.
According to a statement made available to Blueprint by the governor’s spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, “this is batch 36 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government workers”.
“Of the 279 beneficiaries, 71 are deceased and their benefits, amounting to N110, 830, 156.75, will be over handed to their next of kin through the probate division of the State High Court, while the sum of N254, 756, 089.70 will be electronically paid directly to the remaining 208 living retirees” the statement reads in part.
Blueprint reports that on July 4, 2019, the governor approved the sum of N228, 914, 250.19 for the payment of the benefits of another batch of l98 local government retirees.
The statement further indicates that the payment of benefits of local government retirees would remain a continuous exercise as the Verification and Payments Committee under the Auditor-General for Local Governments continues with its assignment.