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Kano State Govt. to pay gratuities of N6 billion to 5,500 retired civil servants



Abba Yusuf

The Kano State government has announced that it has set aside about N6 billion to pay gratuities to about 5,500 retired civil servants in the state.

This announcement was made by Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf while speaking with newsmen on Saturday in Kano.

Recall that Gov. Yusuf, on assumption of office, expressed displeasure over the backlog of unpaid gratuities of over N40 billion, owed by the immediate past administration.

The governor vowed to clear the backlog within two years in office.

Yusuf revealed that the decision for the Kano State government to release the N6 billion for the payment of unpaid gratuities was reached at the weekly Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

The governor revealed that the beneficiaries of the gratuities 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 stated that the Kano State government did not borrow the money to pay the gratuities.

He further disclosed that the payment of the backlog of unpaid gratuities would commence next week.

What the governor said:

Yusuf restated their commitment to serving the Kano people, calling on the populace to give maximum cooperation to his administration for the overall development of the state.