By Usman Mohammed Zaria

Jigawa state and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme says it has commemced the payment of terminal benefit worth over two point twenty four  billion Naira to 746 beneficiaries.

The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.

He explained that, over one point seven billion naira was paid as gratuity to six hundred and thirty eight state, local and local education authority staff.

Some of the Retirees at the pension House

He said, over two hundred and twelve million naira was paid as death benefit to families of seventy eight civil servants.

Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa further explained that, the scheme also paid over twenty six point eight million naira to twenty nine families of pensioners as well as death pension balance.

According to him, over five hundred thousand naira was paid as refund of eight percent contribution to one retired civil servant.

The Pension Boss commended the beneficiaries for the maturity shown during the payment exercise.

Kamilu Aliyu also commended the state government for the support and cooperation given to the pension House at all times.

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