Adamawa Govt spends N2.8bn on Payment of Pension & Gratuities – PensionNigeria

Adamawa Govt spends N2.8bn on Payment of Pension & Gratuities

The Adamawa Government has spent N2.8billion to offset liabilities of state pension and gratuities owed retirees in the state.

Mr Solomon Kumangar, the Director-General, Media and Communications to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Wednesday.

He said, ”The liabilities of state pension and gratuities were inherited from 2012. We were left to face this challenge. Governor Fintiri paid N1.5 billion in 2021 and N1.3 billion in 2022. The governor will not relent in prioritising the welfare of the civil servants especially payment of entitlements and capacity building for those in active service”.

He further said, “We have also fully implemented the payment of minimum wage by paying N32,000 to workers on GL06 and we strive to ensure timely payment of salaries. We have since implemented the consequential adjustments to workers on GL07 and above”.

Adamawa State government in January 2022 unveiled a contributory pension scheme for the state.

The pensioners alleged that they are being owed over N27 billion by both the state and local government.

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