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YOBE: Relief for 279 LG retirees as Gov Buni approves payment of N365m accumulated pension arrears

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Relief has come the way of 279 local government retirees in Yobe State, after Governor Mai Mallam Buni approved the payment of the sum of N365,586,246.45 for accumulated pension arrears and gratuities owed them.

That much information was revealed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director-General for Press Affairs to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego, in the state capital, Damaturu.

Governor Buni also noted in the statement that the amount is batch 36 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government workers.

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He further assured that the payment of the benefits of local government retirees will remain a continuous exercise.

Governor Buni said; “Of the 279 beneficiaries, 71 are deceased and their benefits, amounting to N110, 830, 156.75, will be handed over to their next of kin through the probate division of the State High Court, while the sum of N254, 756, 089.70 will be electronically paid directly to the remaining 208 living retirees.

“Some may recall that on July 4th, 2019, Governor Buni had approved the sum of N228, 914, 250.19 for the payment of the benefits of another batch of l98 local government retirees,” he added.

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