Governor Mai Mala Bunin of Yobe State has approved the sum of N353, 171, 749.70 for the payment of liabilities to 253 retirees from across the 17 local government areas of the state.
A statement on Wednesday by the state’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, said the approval constitutes batches 40 and 41 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
According to him, among the 253 affected LG staff, 66 are deceased and their benefits, totalling N91, 778, 281.52, would be paid to their next of kin, while the remaining sum of N261, 393, 468 would be paid to 187 living retirees.
Recall that on February 14, the governor had approved the payment of N220, 759, 558.04 for the payment of the benefits of batch 39 of 180 retirees from the 17 local government areas.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that approvals granted by the governor are based on recommendations of the standing committee for the verification and settlement of outstanding pension and gratuity liabilities of local government retirees.