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Jigawa pension board pays 343 retirees over N700 million

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Jigawa pension board pays 343 retirees over N700 million

Story from Dahiru SULEIMAN, Dutse

Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Board said it has commenced the payment of N715 million as a terminal benefit to 343 retirees in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa, disclosed this at a news conference held in his office.

Alhaji Aliyu said the amount paid to beneficiaries was for terminal pension to those who retired from service for the month of February 2022.

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According to him, the amount is being paid as a retirement benefit, death pension and death pension balance.

The Executive Secretary explained that the payment covered retirees from the state, local government councils’ service as well as from the Local Education Authorities (LEAs).

He further explained that over 555 million, 877 thousand naira was paid to 251 retirees as retirement benefits for civil servants who retired from state service, local government councils as well as those in the local government education authority.

He added that the death benefits of 21 persons from the state, 16 persons from the local government councils and 18 persons from the LEAs made the total to be 55 and they were paid over N125 million.

He said that over N34 million was paid to 37 on the death pension balance, saying 17 persons were from the state, 10 persons from the local government councils and 10 persons from the LEAs among others.

Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa pointed out that Jigawa is up-to-date in the payment of entitlements to retirees which include those who died in active service.

He said the board and the state government would continue to ensure the welfare of its workers, for better service delivery and the well-being of retirees after service.

He commended Governor Badaru Abubakar for the support and cooperation with the scheme at all times.

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