By Dipo Olowookere
The sum of N1.1 billion has been approved by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State for the payment of gratuities to 631 retired civil servants in the state.
Beneficiaries of the payment will include civil servants, who retired from the state civil service between January and July 2017.
A statement issued in Damaturu, the state capital, by the Director-General in charge of Press Affairs to the Governor, Mr Abdullahi Bego, expressed commitment of the state government to payment of gratuities and pensions to retired and families of deceased civil servants in the state.
According to him, those who retired from August 2017 to date would be paid as soon as the committee on the verification of retired workers completes its work.
Mr Bego noted that in July 2017, the state government paid N1.1 billion as gratuities to 470 retirees and families of 193 deceased personnel, who retired or died between November 2015 and December 2016.
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