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Sokoto Releases N680m For Pensions, Severance Gratuities | The Precision

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Governor
of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the release of about six hundred and
eighty million (N680m) for the settlement of accumulated pensions for
teachers, local government staff and severance gratuity for former
Councillors in Sokoto State.
A statement issued in Sokoto Wednesday
by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Community
Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan’Iya, said already, payments have started
and all beneficiaries will receive their entitlements in due course.
“The
breakdown of the funds released indicate that the sum of
N504,283,280.46 is to be paid to former teachers and local government
staff as accumulated pension while the sum of N172,873,923.18 has been
released to former Councillors who served in the immediate past
executive councils of the 23 local government areas to settle their
severance gratuity.
“These payments show that government is responsive to the needs of all former employees and elected office holders.
“We will continue to treat our present and former employees with all the dignity and respect they deserve,” Dan’Iya added.
The
Commissioner commended workers in the local government councils for
their commitment, and assured that government will continue to meet its
obligations to workers at all times. 
It will
be recalled that in February this year, the state government released
the sum of  N1.2bn for the payment of accumulated gratuity from the year
2010 for the staff of local government councils of Sokoto state.

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