By: Isa Ahmad
No fewer than 400 retired pensioners of different cadre in Jigawa state who has attained retirement age limit have received pension totaling N859 million as the state commenced payment of terminal benefit to pensioners.
The Executive Secretary of the Scheme, Alhaji Hashim Fagam made this known while addressing the beneficiaries in Dutse.
He said out of the number, N682 million was paid to 326 state, local government and Local Education Authority staff who retired from service, while over N154 million was paid to relatives of 74 civil servants as death benefit.
He announced that over N19 million will be paid to 26 deceased civil servants as death pension balance while N3.6 million will also be paid to seven deceased civil servants as eight percent contribution refund.
The Executive Secretary further explained that 162 Jigawa state civil servants who retired from service received their benefit, 49 local government staff retirees as well as 222 local education staff who retired from the service will also received their benefit amounting to N477 million.
He commended the State Government for the support and cooperation given to the Scheme at all times..