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Kebbi approves N6bn for payment of gratuities

The Kebbi State Government, has given the approval for the release of six billion Naira for the payment of State, Local Governments and Local Government Education Authority gratuity to retired civil servants of the state.

The payment cut across the retired workers who disengaged from service in 2017 and 2018 and had received part payment of their gratuity will be paid their remaining balance.

It says other retirees from 2019, 2020 and 2021 would also receive payment of their gratuity.

In a statement by the Acting Head of the state Civil Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena, says the development was part of the outcome of a meeting with the Chairman, Audit Committee for State and Local Government Pensioners, Acting Head of the Civil Service and the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress Kebbi State branch.

The statement says, it was unanimously agreed that, labour Unions and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners should be involved in all stages in the preparation and payment of gratuity to retirees to ensure accountability in the process of payment.

The statement added that, arrangements for the payment would commence as from Monday, 17th of January, 2022.

Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur; editing by Adeniyi Bakare