Kano State Approves N6 Billion for Gratuities to 5,500 Retired Civil Servants
The Kano State government has approved the release of N6 billion for the payment of gratuities to 5,500 retired civil servants.
The governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, announced the decision on Saturday, saying that the beneficiaries would be retirees of low-grade level, whose amounts have not exceeded N1 million or little above N1 million down to like N150,000 or N250,000.
Yusuf also disclosed that the government did not borrow the money to pay the gratuities, and that the payment would commence next week.
The governor had previously expressed displeasure over the backlog of unpaid gratuities owed by the previous administration, and had vowed to clear it within two years in office.
The release of the N6 billion is a significant step towards achieving this goal.
The payment of gratuities is a welcome development for the retired civil servants, who have been waiting for their entitlements for a long time.
It will also provide a boost to the local economy, as the beneficiaries are likely to spend the money on goods and services.