Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has approved the sum of N454, 220, 666.94 for the payment of the benefits of 276 retirees and 88 deceased members of staff from across the 17 local government areas of the state.
In a statement signed by the Director of Information For Honourable Commissioner on Home Affairs, Information and Culture Husna Ibrahim, the governor approved the sum of N333, 229, 100.01 to be paid electronically to the accounts of the 276 benefitting retirees and the balance of N120, 991, 566.93 to be paid to the next of kin of the 88 deceased personnel.
The current payments approved by the governor constitutes batch 43 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
Recall that in September 2020, His Excellency Governor Buni had approved N441, 870, 166.50 to 321 retirees, which constituted batch 42 in the payment schedule.
The commission also advise the public to note that payment approvals granted by the governor are always based on the recommendations of the standing committee for the verification and settlement of Outstanding Pension and Gratuity Liabilities of Local Government Retirees.