Gaidam Approves N1.012 Billion Gratuity Payments to 551 Retirees and Deceased Civil Servants

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By Inusa Ndahi, Damaturu

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Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has on Monday approved N1, 012, 168, 347.63 as gratuity payment to a total of 551 retired and deceased civil servants whose retirement or death happened between March 2018 and September 2018.

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The payment also covers a five-year pension to the next of kin of the affected deceased civil servants.

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This was contained in a press statement signed by Director-General for Media Affairs to Governor Gaidam, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego.

The statement reads: ” His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved N1, 012, 168, 347.63 as gratuity payment to a total of 551 retired and deceased civil servants whose retirement or death happened between March 2018 and September 2018.

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“The payment also covers a five-year pension to the next of kin of the affected deceased civil servants.

“His Excellency the governor has also directed that the approved sum be paid to the beneficiaries or their next of kin in two instalments – at the end of January 2019 and at the end of February 2019.

“The public may recall that in November 2018, the governor had approved N252, 993, 577.58 as gratuity payment to141 other retired and some deceased civil servants who retired or died between January and March 2018.

“The latest payment approval granted by the governor cohere to a pattern that is regular and consistent with his administration where workers’ welfare is always treated as a priority.” Bego stated.
*Picture: Gaidam

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