Unspeakable Joy in Gombe As More Pensioners Get Gratuity

Gombe state Government on Monday  commenced the payment of another tranche of outstanding gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.

This follows the release of N775 million by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for the payment of the retirees’ benefits.

Cross section of retirees in Gombe State receiving their gratuity on Monday, March 15, 2021

Sequel to the Governor’s directives, the committee set up by His Excellency to verify and ascertain the correctness of outstanding gratuity owed state retirees has concluded arrangements to commence the payment and therefore requests retired state civil servants from January to December 2015, to come forward for verification and collection of their entitlements.

The Secretary to the State Government, Prof Ibrahim Njodi presented the cheques to beneficiaries at the Treasury Headquarters, Gombe.

Recall that the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya had inherited liabilities of gratuity arrears of over N14 billion from the past administration which had abandoned the payment of the retirees’ entitlement since 2014. Governor Inuwa had earlier approved the payment of over N1.6 billion for payment of gratuity arrears.’

 

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