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Jigawa approves N12,000 pension

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar.

Governor Badaru Abubukar of Jigawa state has approved the implementation of the newly negotiated revised minimum monthly pension of N12,000 in the state.

This was disclosed by the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila in Dutse, the state capital.

He explained that with the approval, his office is now empowered to implement the upward adjustment according to the approved template.

He said the increase of the new pension payment would start from January 2023.

Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila explained that although the new minimum pensions will increase the wage bill of the state, the state government believes that it is important to let pensioners receive decent pensions.

According to him, a circular indicating the pension increase for pensioners would be issued to all relevant stakeholders for immediate implementation with effect from January 2023.

“I thank all stakeholders and our patient pensioners for bearing with the processes that have finally culminated in the successful conclusion of the matter.“

“I look forward to a more proactive and seamless implementation of subsequent increases in the future that our senior citizens who served their country enjoy the fruits of their labour from a grateful Jigawa State,” Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila said.

Reporting by Usman Mohd; Editing by Chinasa and Muzha Kucha