The Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme Board says it has paid over N1bn as terminal benefit to 474 retired civil servants in the state.
The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa, made this known at a press conference in his office.
Alhaji Kamilu explained that the amount was the terminal pension for those who retired for the month of November, 2022 and covered the retirement benefit, death pension and death pension balance.
He further explained that the payment covered retirees from the State civil service, local government councils’ service, and local education authorities.
He said the families of 21 deceased employees from the state civil service, 19 persons from the Local Government Council and 19 persons from the Local government education authority received over 157 million naira.
Alhaji Kamilu said the board and the state government would continue to ensure the enhanced welfare of its workers, for better service delivery and the wellbeing of retirees.
Reporting by Usman Mohammed; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu