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Governor Gaidam Okays ₦1.3 Billion For Pensions

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam yesterday approved the release of 1.263 Billion naira for the payment of pension for 1,864 retirees of state and local government areas for this year.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego disclosed this to newsmen in Damaturu, stressing that 590 million naira will be paid to 1,296 people who have retired from the services of the state government while 673 million naira will be paid to 568 local government retirees.

A committee set up by the state government, chaired by the state former accountant general, Alhaji Bukar Chidami, will oversee the payment for state government retirees, while that of the local government retirees will be handled by the Local Government Pension Board.

The Governor urged workers to rededicate themselves to duties and do their utmost best to serve the people.