Katsina – Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has paid over N70.99 billion pension and gratuities to retirees since assumption of office in 2015, the State Head of Service, Alhaji Idris Tune, has said.
Tune told members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) Katsina Chapter, on Monday, that more than N29.62 billion of the amount was paid to retirees under the state government.
“In a bid to sustain the ongoing effort of the state Government in payment of retirement benefits to workers,
a bill is before the State House of Assembly for a Contributory Pension Scheme based on Jigawa model, for consideration.
“When the bill is passed into law, both the Government and workers will contribute monthly, and the workers will be receiving lump sum gratuity and pension like what is obtained in the current system.
Earlier, Chairman of the Chapel, Malam Abdulhamid Sabo thanked the Head of Service for briefing the media on the achievements recorded by the administration in the civil service sector, which is the engine room of the government.