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Kebbi: Idris approves payment of N241m retirement benefits to 91 retirees

Kebbi: Idris approves payment of N241m retirement benefits t

Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris has approved payment of N241,341,953 as retirement benefits to 91 retirees in the state.

The State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena conveyed the governor's approval in a statement on Wednesday. 

He said the gesture was part of efforts by the governor to fulfill his campaign promise of settling all debts owed pensioners in the state.

He explained that the beneficiaries included workers from the state and local governments. 

The statement partly reads: "The 91 retirees were verified from the 96 beneficiaries submitted by the Kwaido-led Committee comprising payment for State, Local Government and payment of LGEA Gratuity/Death benefits.

"The gesture is in fulfilment of the campaign promises of Governor Nasir to civil servants to ensure that the government does not owe any retired worker a single kobo of his/her entitlements. 

"Similarly, approval has been granted by Comrade, Dr. Nasir Idris for the release of N34,662,964.80 for adjustment of disparity in pension for 2012/2013 retirees as recommended by a committee set up by the Governor to ascertain claims made by some aggrieved retirees."

allnews.ng recalls that Governor Idris in December, 2023 approved over N1.7 billion as gratuity and death benefits to 745 state and local governments workers.

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