Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has approved N247million for the payment of gratuity and pension arrears for 194 additional local government retirees.
A statement by the Director-General for Press Affairs to the governor, Abdullahi Bego, said of the 194 beneficiaries, 62 are deceased and their entitlements amounting to N83, 886, 547.24 will be paid to their next of kin. The remaining 132 living retirees will receive a total of N163,115, 428.69.
According to the statement, this is batch 38th in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff.
Recall that on October 18, Mr Buni had approved N251, 560, 078.35 for the payment of 174 LG retirees.
“The governor has also approved N43, 918, 841.21 for the payment of arrears of promotion benefits of local government staff.
“Out of the amount approved by the governor, N36, 379, 465.50 will be paid to a total of 3, 612 mainstream LG staff while 245 personnel who migrated to the State Universal Basic Education Commission, SUBEB, will receive N4, 821, 538.55 as arrears for the promotion they received to their current grade levels.
“Another 113 staff who were migrated to the Primary Healthcare Management Board, PHCMB, will receive N2, 717, 837.16 as their promotion arrears,” he stated.
The statement said that Mr Buni had also approved for the implementation of the CONHESS Salary Scale for veterinary staff of the local governments.
Therefore, Mr Buni had approved N24million as monthly increment on the salaries of the benefiting veterinary staff, which will be effective December 2019.