By Amina Yahaya
The Jigawa State Government has approved the sum of N740,602,900 for the payment of 382 retirees in the State.
The Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board, Alhaji Hashimu Ahmed Fagamu, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Dutse. He described the approval as timely.
Hashimu added that the beneficiaries are workers from the State, Local Government Council and Local Education Authorities across the 27 Local Government in the State.
Giving the details of the approval, he said that a total sum of N332.892 million is being disbursed to 164 State Government retirees, N91.637m to 72 Local Government Council retirees, while the remaining N316 million was paid to 146 Local Education Authority retired workers.
According to him, a total of 382 retirees had benefitted from the payment of the third quarter of 2019, including the payment of retirement and death benefits, death pension balance and return of eight percent contribution.
Hashimu therefore commended Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar for supporting the scheme always, in good time.