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Gov Buni Earmarks N200 Million Monthly For Payment Of Retiree Benefits

By Sadiq Abubakar, The Nigerian Voice, Damaturu
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Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has said that the sum of N200 million has been earmarked every month for payment of entitlements to retirees of the civil service of the state.

He also directed the States' Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to develop a Quranic Education model that will integrate western education as a measure to accommodate almajiris in the state and others repatriated from other states.

The Governor stated this Friday in a monitored Radio Phone-in programme as part of activities marking his one year in office.

“I have approved N200 million every month for payment of entitlements to retirees.

“I have also directed the state ministry of Basic and Secondary education to develop a Quranic education model that will integrate western education as a measure to accommodate almajiris in the state and others repatriated from other states.

“The commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education is hereby directed to develop a model that will accommodate the almajiri”, Buni said.

He assured that education, healthcare delivery, agriculture, youth empowerment, security and economic development will continue to receive upmost priority areas of his administration.