Nasarawa state government Wednesday, commenced the disbursement of over N300 million as gratuities to 600 retired civil servants.
Director General of Nasarawa state Pension Bureau, Abdullahi Osaze stated this in Lafia at the flag-off of the distribution of cheques to the beneficiaries.
Oseze said the state government had concluded compilation of names of all retirees in the state and their entitlements.
He added that the gesture was to assist retirees get their benefits and start profitable venture that could cater for their family.
He equally called on the retirees who were not shortlisted for the first phase of payment to be patient with the state government and Wait for their turn within the availability of funds.
On his part, Nasarawa state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Alhaji Musa Obakpa, commended the state government for paying attention to the welfare of retirees in the state.