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Gov. Kefas approves N1bn for Taraba retirees’ gratuities

Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has given the green light for the release of N1 billion to settle the longstanding gratuity owed to retired civil servants in the state since 2011. This announcement was made by Emmanuel Bello, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Digital Communications, in a statement issued on Sunday.

Bello stated that Governor Kefas, upon authorizing the allocation, instructed the state’s Ministry of Finance to expedite the disbursement of the long-overdue entitlements. Expressing regret over the delay in payment, Governor Kefas assured that his administration remained committed to supporting workers who had dedicatedly served their nation.

In addition to the initial N1 billion, Governor Kefas also mandated a monthly allocation of N200 million to be earmarked for the settlement of outstanding gratuity and the continuous payment of pension arrears. This approval underscores the governor’s commitment to fulfilling his campaign pledge to civil servants, ensuring the prompt settlement of pensions and gratuity despite the substantial backlog.

“The governor believes it is imperative not to deprive workers of their rightful entitlements after years of dedicated service. This administration is steadfast in its resolve to promptly disburse salaries, pensions, and gratuities,” the statement affirmed.

In response to the approval, Mrs. Rose Garba Ajiya, the Permanent Secretary of Pensions, expressed gratitude, asserting that the gesture would alleviate the prolonged suffering and frustration experienced by elderly pensioners.

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