Government of Zamfara starts paying off N13.4 billion in gratuity arrears

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Retired public workers in Zamfara State are finally getting their N13.4 billion in gratuities, thanks to the state government’s efforts.

Just in case you forgot, the state government set up a committee to verify the information of retired public personnel in order to settle the gratuity debt that has built up since 2011.

Sulaiman Bala Idris, the governor’s spokesman, announced on Saturday that retirees who have been due gratuities since 2011 had begun collecting their money.

According to the announcement, payment for gratuities that had built up over the years will begin this Thursday.

“The State government has made a commendable effort to settle the outstanding balance of gratuities owed to retirees, including those due upon death, retirement, and contract,” the statement continued.

The governor, Dauda Lawal, has appointed a commission to verify the information of retirees in order to pay off the gratuity debt that has built up since 2011.

“The government found out that state and local governments owe 13.4 billion Naira after validating the data of retired civil servants.”

“As far as physical beneficiary verification and data authentication from local governments and the state pension commission are concerned, the committee has already accomplished a great deal.”

Gratuity payments have been started to be sent out to confirmed retired state and local government employees as of Thursday.

“All retirees would be authenticated and paid their gratuities without any difficulties,” the government promised.

“By saving and rebuilding the state for the better, the Zamfara State Government is fulfilling its promise to serve the people of the State,”

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