Jigawa pays gratuity, death benefits to beneficiaries

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State

The Jigawa Government has paid N433.6 million to local and state government retirees and families of dead persons as their gratuity and benefits for the month of July.

The Executive Secretary of Jigawa Local and State Government Contributory Pension Board, Alhaji Suleiman Kiyawa, disclosed this in Dutse on Friday.

Kiyawa stated that the amount was for those who spent 35 years in service or attained 60 years of age and those who voluntarily retired from service.

He explained that 251 people that spent 35 years in service or attained 60 years of age were paid N296 million as gratuity and pension while 68 persons that died, had their next of kin given N131. 6 million.

“Families of 12 persons who did not reach five years in service but died, got N8. 6 million while people who did not fulfill the mandatory period of service were paid N977,000.

The executive secretary said the board did not hesitate in paying any beneficiary his or her entitlement, if necessary processes were followed.