Jigawa state government has approved the sum of 740, 602, 090 for the payment of 382 retirees in the state.
Addressing reporters yesterday in Dutse, the Executive Secretary Jigawa State Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board, Alhaji Hashimu Ahmad Fagam said the payment is timely.
He added that the beneficiaries were workers of the state, local government areas and local education authorities across the 27 local governments in the state.
He further stressed that, a total of N332.892 million was being disbursed to 164 state government retirees; N91.637million to 72 local government council retirees while the remaining N316 million was being paid to 146 local education authority retirees.
In his words: “A total of 382 retirees had benefited from the payment of the third quarter of 2019, including the payment of retirement and death benefits, death pension balance and return of eight per cent contribution”.
Hashim, therefore, commended Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar for always supporting the scheme in good time.