Kaduna Govt Releases N1.2bn For Gratuity, Death Benefits


 Governor  Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai

of Kaduna State has  approved the sum of one billion two hundred and thirty-five million Naira (N1,235,000,000),  for the payment of gratuity and death benefits for the Kaduna State and local government areas retirees and  families of deceased beneficiaries.

The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Pension Bureau, Professor Salamatu Idris Isah, who disclosed this at a press briefing on Monday, gave a breakdown of how the money will be paid.

 She  said that one billion and thirty-five million Naira (N 1,035,000,000) will be allocated for the payment of the retirees and families of deceased in the  23 local governments.  

The Executive Secretary further explained that  the amount  will be the 14th payment schedule under the local government gratuity for retirees and next-of-kins of  deceased beneficiaries.

Prof Isah added that  two hundred million Naira (N 200,000,000) will be for the 16th batch of the state gratuity and death benefits  in Defined Benefit Scheme.

The Executive Secretary added that shortlisted names of the beneficiaries of the batch 14th of the Local Government and batch 16th of the State would soon be placed on all its social Media handles, at the Pension Bureau and other Zonal Offices of the Local Governments.

Prof Isah however, refuted the rumour  that seven  local government areas have paid all their outstanding gratuities and death benefits under the  Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).

According to her,  the bureau only announced  that  Kudan local government was   the first to have settled its outstanding liability as of 3rd March 2022.

The announcement however  pointed  out that  there are still  some unverified files that are waiting vetting and certification from the Local Government Auditor General’s Office, she added.


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