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Bagudu Approves N6b for the payment of retired workers gratuity

Khadijat Saidu,
Birnin Kebbi

In line with his administration’s policy and aspiration towards improving the general welfare of retired workers in the state, Governor Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the release of 6 billion Naira for the payment of state, local government and LGEA workers gratuity.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

According to the statement, the development was part of the outcome of an earlier meeting between the Chairman, Audit Committee for State and Local Government Pensioners, Acting Head of the Civil Service and the state Chairman, of NLC. Where it was unanimously agreed that labour Unions and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners should be involved in all stages in the preparation and payment of gratuity to the deserving retirees to ensure probity and accountability in the process of payment.

The statement also indicated that arrangements for the payment will commence from next week Monday, the 17th of January, 2022.

Retired workers who disengaged from service in 2017 and 2018 and had received part payment of their gratuity will be paid their remaining balance, While other retirees from 2019,2020 and 2021 will also receive payment of their gratuity Accordingly.

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