Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam has approved a sum N1, 097, 896, 058.43 as gratuity payments to a total of 631 workers who have retired from the services of the state government.
According to Abdullahi Bego, Director-General Press Affairs to Governor, the payment covered all those who retired between January 2017 and July 2017.
The statement also said that other retired workers whose retirement dates begin from August 2017 to date shall be paid as soon as the committee set up to verify retired workers done with verification exercise as required funds have been set aside by the state government for payments.
it will be recalled that Governor Gaidam on Tuesday 24th July 2017, had approved N1, 178, 012, 881.12 as gratuities to 470 retired civil servants and 193 deceased personnel whose retirement or death happened between November 2015 and December 2016.
“The gratuity payments approved today by His Excellency the governor and those that he approved earlier – are testament, once again, to the degree to which the Yobe State Government under his leadership remains committed to the welfare of workers in and out of service.” the statement read.