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We verify over 3,000 retirees, settle N2.3bn backlog of gratuities — Zamfara Govt

by John Ojewale
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The Zamfara State Government states it has authenticated 3,079 retirees to fulfil a backlog of gratuities due to past administrations.

According to Sulaiman Bala Idris, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, 1746 state and local government pensioners got two tranches of payment totalling N2,312,841,065.08.

The statement maintains that progress has been made in confirming state and local government pensions.

The second tranche of verified pensioners’ gratuity payments began on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The statement said:

“A total of 413 verified pensioners from the state have been paid a sum of about NGN 682,228,647.38 (six hundred and eighty-two million, two hundred and twenty thousand, six hundred- and forty-seven-naira thirty-eight kobo only).

“Also, the payment of the second tranche of verified pensioners from Local Governments has commenced. A total of 403 verified pensioners from the Local Governments, amounting to N449,667,142.08 (four hundred and forty-nine million, six hundred and sixty-seven thousand, one hundred and forty-two naira and eight kobo only), have been paid.

“Out of the 3079 pensioners who have been verified, 1746 have received their gratuity payments in two tranches from both the state and local governments. The total amount paid so far is N2,312,841,065.08 (two billion, three hundred and twelve million, eight hundred and forty-one thousand, sixty-five naira and eight kobo only).

“The process of verifying and authenticating retirees is still ongoing, with payments being made to those who have been cleared.”







cc: Daily Post Ng

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