Jigawa State Government has paid N 1,452,410,454,65 as retirement benefits to seven hundred and ninety-three retired civil servants.
Executive Secretary, state and local governments, Hashim Ahmad Fagam revealed this while briefing newsmen.
He said the payment is for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year.
He said the beneficiaries are those who have left service or died in active service.
Fagam explained that the beneficiaries are from the state government, local government and local education authority.
“A total of 793 workers retired out of which 589 persons were paid retirement benefits, 144 death benefits, 53 death pension balance and seven persons also received a refund of 8% contribution”
“288 workers from the state, 255 from local Government and 250 workers from local government education authority”
He commended Governor Badaru for considering the payment of retirees benefits as at when due.