Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has approved the sum of N1.1bn as payments of gratuity to a total of 631 retirees.
Director-General Press Affairs in the government house, Abdulahi Bego, in a statement said that the payment covers all those who retired between January 2017 and July 2017.
“All retired workers whose retirement dates from August 2017 to date can expect to be paid as soon as the committee set up to verify retired workers is done verifying them.” Bego said.
Bego noted funds have already been set aside for payments as soon as the verification is completed.
It may be recalled, that back on Tuesday 24th July 2017, Governor Gaidam had approved N1.1bn as gratuities to 470 retired civil servants and 193 deceased personnel whose retirement or death happened between November 2015 and December 2016.