Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara, has approved the payment of gratuities to 1,000 former civil servants. This payment represents the second batch, the first batch was paid in June 2019 to 1,684 low ranking civil servants who retired from 2013 to date.
According to a press statement on Sunday by the governor’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, the 1,000 former civil servants to benefit from this latest approval are intermediate ranks who retired from 2013 to date. Gusau said funds have already been transferred to the various bank accounts provided by each of the 1,000 retirees.
He said: “As directed by the governor, this payment, to continue steadily, covers 50% of each of the 1,000 retired worker’s entire gratuity. The balance of 50% will surely be paid in another phase. The consultative idea of paying 50% aim to speedily reach as many retired workers as possible.
“The list of those paid will be made public on Monday and anyone of them unable to confirm payment to his or her bank account, is required to file complaint through the union of pensioners in the state so that it gets to the office of the head of service, which coordinates the payments.”