By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
In his determination to settle the backlog of gratuity of retired civil servants in Gombe State, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the release of additional 550 million Naira for payment to state retirees.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, made available on Monday December 8, 2019.
Consequently, the Governor has directed all relevant agencies and personnel to commence the process of payment to the affected retirees with immediate effect.
With the latest payment, the Governor has further demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of all retired and serving civil Servants, whom he said deserve a dignified life both in service and retirement, hence the approval of the funds.
It will be recalled that this is the second time the Governor is releasing funds for payment of the backlog of gratuity of workers who retired from the civil service.
In August, Governor Yahaya approved the release of 1.1 billion Naira for payment to 504 state retirees, who left the service in 2014.
In the meantime, all verified persons or dependants as the case may be are to come to the Treasury Headquarters as from Wednesday, 11th December along with the following documents;-
i) Approved Pension Computation Sheet
ii) Bank Verification Number (BVN)
iii) Identification Card (ID Card)
iv) Letter of Administration
In case of death benefits.