Yobe Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni has approved the sum of N353.2 million for the payment to retirees across the local government areas of the state.
A statement on Thursday by the Yobe State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Malam Abdullahi Bego said the approval will ensure payment of the liabilities of 253 retirees from across the 17 local government areas of the state.
He said the latest approval constitutes batches 40 and 41 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
He said of the 253 affected LG staff, 66 are deceased and their benefits, totalling N91.8 million would be paid to their next of kin, with the remaining sum of N261.4 million to be paid to 187 living retirees.
Bego said: “Some may recall that on 14th February 2020, the governor had approved the payment of N220, 759, 558.04 for the payment of the benefits of batch 39 of 180 retirees from the 17 local government areas.
He disclosed that approvals granted by the governor are based on the recommendations of the standing committee for the verification and settlement of outstanding pension and gratuity liabilities of local government retirees.