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Nasarawa releases N60m for pension, gratuity payment

The Nasarawa State Government has released over N60 million for the payment of backlog of pensions and gratuities to pensioners in the state.

Mr Muazu Adamu-Gosho, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Budget and Planning, on Thursday said that the money was for payment to retired workers in the state and local governments.

Adamu-Gosho said that data to ascertain the accurate number of pensioners in the state had been taken to facilitate monthly payment of pensions, while gratuities would be paid in arrears in view of paucity of funds.

According to him, over 120 pensioners, who retired before 2011, have been captured for payment of their gratuities.

Punch, August 18

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