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Zamfara Govt. disburses N2.3bn gratuity to 1,746 retirees

Zamfara Government says it has disbursed over N2.3 billion as a gratuity to 1,746 retired civil servants in the state.
Sulaiman Idris, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Dauda Lawal on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau on Sunday.
Dris said that a total of 1,746 state and local government retirees in the state had received over N2.3 billion.
“We have verified 3,079 retirees in an effort to pay the backlog of gratuity owed by the previous administrations.
“Payment for the second tranche of verified pensioners’ gratuity has already commenced on Friday, March 1.
“A total of 413 verified retirees from the state civil service have been paid the sum of N682.2 million,” he said.
Idris further stated that payment of the second tranche of verified local government retirees had also commenced.
“A total of 403 verified pensioners from the local government areas amounting to N449.6 have been paid,” the governor’s aide said. (NAN)
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