Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has approved the sum of N1, 196, 440, 441.00 (one billion, one hundred and ninety-six million, four hundred and fourty thousand, four hundred and fourty one naira) as gratuity payment to another batch of 651 retirees who retired from service or died in service between February 2015 and October 2015.
According to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, the payments will be made to the beneficiaries from the Paris Club refund received from the federal government recently.
It would be recalled that the governor had about a month ago made a similar approval of N883, 690, 311.00 to a batch of 443 retired civil servants who retired from service between June 2014 and February 2015.
The statement added the Alhaji Bukar Chidami-led verification committee is working to verify all subsequent retirees, whose retirement dates fall between November 2015 to date.
The remaining retirees, Bego said, will therefore receive their entitlements as soon as the committee is through with its work.