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Idris releases N241m for payment of gratuities to 91 retirees



Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi has approved the release of N241 million for the payment of gratuities to 91 civil servants who retired from service in November and December 2023.

The approval is contained in a statement issued by Kebbi Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi.

“The 91 retirees were verified out of 96 potential beneficiaries.

“Names of beneficiaries were submitted to a committee set up on payment of gratuity or death benefits in the state, local governments and local governments’ education authorities.

“The gesture is in fulfilment of the campaign promises made by Gov. Idris to civil servants that government would not owe retired workers their entitlements,’’ he stated.

Garba-Bena added that Gov. Idris also approved the release of N34 million for the payment of adjustments in disparities in pensions for 2012 and 2013 retirees.

“This payment is based on the recommendations made by the committee set up by the governor to verify and ascertain claims made by aggrieved retirees,’’ he added.

Ibrahim Bello

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