13 Years Owed Gratuities; We Have Paid Zamfara Retirees Over N5 Billion In Five Batches, Says Gov. Lawal 

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Governor Dauda Lawal has paid off more than Five Billion Naira in a 13-year backlog of gratuities for retired Zamfara civil servants.

The Zamfara State Government began paying the outstanding gratuities in February to State and Local Government workers after retirees were authenticated and validated.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the spokesperson for the Zamfara governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, revealed that the state government paid 5,347,243,210.00 gratuities to state and local government retirees.

According to the statement, 2,209 retired local government and primary school teachers were paid, while 1,642 retired state workers were paid in five batches.

“The 4,198 retired state workers were owed a total sum of N8,095,948,906.63.

“The first, second, third, and fourth batches of 1,382 out of the 4,198 verified state pensioners were paid their total gratuity entitlements totaling N2,336,271,961.37 out of the total N 8,095,948,906.63 owed.

“The fifth batch of 260 verified state pensioners with gratuity arrears worth N510,094,956.35 were recently paid.
Similarly, retired local government and primary school teachers totaling 465 were paid a gratuity sum of N500,969,762.47 during the fifth batch.
“On the other hand, 2,209 retired Local Government and Primary School Teachers have been paid in five batches totaling N2,500,876,293.16. The beneficiaries of the payments are those who retired from 2012 to 2019.”



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