The Jigawa state Pension Board has disbursed the sum of N480,699,608.46 million to 258 pensioners to enable them cater for their families in the month of Ramadan.
The disbursement was done by the executive secretary of the board, Alhaji Hashim Ahmad Fagam.
While briefing reporters he said it was part of the APC administration effort under the leadership of Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Badaru to ensure the welfare of both the civil servants and retirees’ in the state.
He said the sum of N373,470,089.79 million was distributed to 197 beneficiaries as retirement benefit while the sum of N102,584,685.89 million was shared to 45 people as death benefit and the sum of N4,376,887.86 million was issued out to 10 people as death pension balance for the month.
Fagam maintained that the sum of 267,944.92 Million was disbursed to six people as refund of 8% contribution, while out of the total amount, the sum of N169,171,700 Million has been shared to state pensioners.
The executive secretary reiterated the commitment of his board to continue to pay the benefit of pensioners as at when due.