Buni Approves Payment Of Pension And Gratuity To 359 LG Retirees

Buni Approves Payment Of Pension And Gratuity To 359 LG Retirees
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BY HASSAN JIRGI, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has approved the sum of N422,179, 194.07 for payment of pension and gratuity to 359 local government retirees in the 17 local government councils.

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The approval states “it is to cover the payment in respect of Batch 44, validated for the settlement of families of 89 deceased staff amounting to N125, 264,991.

02 and 270 living retirees amounting to N296, 914,203. 05.

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In a press statement signed and issues by Mamman Mohammed, DG, Press and Media Affairs which was made available to AljazirahNigeria in Damaturu, Yobe State stated that, the beneficiaries were carefully screened after submission by the office of the Auditor General Local Government, to ensure payment to only genuine beneficiaries.

According to him, the payment to these benefits will no doubt contribute to the wellbeing of the beneficiaries and their families after retirement from service.

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The Governor Mai Mala Buni administration, has maintained a leading position in payment of salary, pension and gratuities.

AljazirahNigeria gathered that, the National Union of Pensioners had recently confer on the Governor an award in appreciation of his commitment to payment of pension and gratuity.

Similarly, independent organisations including ‘Budgit’ and the Center for Transparency and Integrity Watch Nigeria, acknowledged the prudence and fiscal transparency of the  Buni administration.

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