Kebbi govt begins, verification for payment of N6bn gratuities - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Friday, February 11, 2022

Kebbi govt begins, verification for payment of N6bn gratuities

Ismail Bayo from Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Government has commenced verification for the payment of N6bn gratuities balance to civil servants who retired in the state in 2072018.

The Acting Head of Civil Service in the state, Alhaji Sufiyanu Garba-Bena said the verification exercise will covers all categories of retirees, including; State, Local Government and Local Government Education Authority (LGEA).

The acting HoS said: 'A 20 Man Committee' has been set up to ensure credible verification and payment of the gratuity to the categories of civil servants across the state.

He said"We must appreciate Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for graciously approving the sum of N6 billion for payment of the gratuity to state, local government and local government education authority (LGEA) retirees.

"The approval of N6 billion is to cover for payment of balances of state, LG and LGEA civil servants who retired in 2017/2018 and for fresh payment of gratuity to others who retired in 2019, 2020 and part of 2021".

He stated that payment of the gratuity will be made as soon as conflicting figures were reconciled between the Kwaido committee and that of the acting head of service. "The committee had already swung into action for successful verification exercise and payment", he said 

He explained that contrary to the news going round that government has not approve the money. "I want to assure the public that payment of screened pensioners had already started," Bena said.

He appealed to the affected retirees who were yet to be paid to exercise patience, saying, "This exercise is meant to sanitise the system, I assure you that each one of you will get what is due to him/her in due course."

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