Katsina has approved N1.5 billion for 2019-2020 Retirees – PensionNigeria

Katsina has approved N1.5 billion for 2019-2020 Retirees

The Katsina State Government has disclosed that screening and verification exercises for both the state and local government senior citizens that retired between 2019 and 2020 was ongoing and the sum of N1.5 billion has been approved for their payment after the exercise.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari disclosed this during the 2022 Mayday symposium, organised by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other affiliated unions.

He further said the State has spent N70.99 billion on payment of pension and gratuities to state and local government retirees between 2015 and August 2018.

He assured the state workforce of his administration’s readiness to inject more funds into payments of retirement benefits in order to compensate those who put in their youthful years for the development of the state.

Masari also donated the sum of N10 million to the state chapter of the NLC for the completion of phase one of its ongoing secretariat in the state.

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