From Maiharaji Altine
The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has in continuation of the payment of workers gratuity and death benefits directed for the immediate release of N3,097,013,964.47 for the payment of State, Local Government and LGEA Staff who disengaged in 2019.
This was contained in a press release by the Special Adviser to Governor Atiku Bagudu on Media Malam Yahaya Sarki and made available to Analyzer news on Wednesday.
This is in addition to the earlier directive on the 17th of January, 2022 for the release of N381,778,623.68 as balance for State Workers who retired from service in 2017 and 2018.
The directives for the two releases were from the N6 Billion earlier approved by the Governor, while reconciliation exercise is continuing in respect of 2020 and 2021.
In a statement, the Acting Head of Service, Safiyanu Garba Bena revealed that the release of the amount was in line with the present administration’s policy on the general welfare of retired workers in the State.