Jigawa pensions board pays retirees, beneficiaries of dead workers

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THE Jigawa State and Local Council Contributory Pension Scheme Board disclosed yesterday that it had disbursed N150,690,997.80k to 109 beneficiaries made up of retirees and next-of-kin of dead civil servants.

The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, told newsmen in Dutse that 74 of the beneficiaries were retirees while the remaining 35 were relations of those who died in active service.

“This time around, we have paid terminal benefits to various categories of workers in the state, local councils and local education authorities. The total number of persons affected by this payment is 109, which comprises 74 retirees and heirs of 35 deceased staff,” Adamu said.

He explained that the amount covered payments for retirement and death benefits.

The executive secretary said that the payment was made from September 21 to 23, 2015.

According to him, beneficiaries were invited and screened by the board to ensure that they were the genuine relatives of the deceased workers.

“The total amount involved for the 109 beneficiaries – that is both retired and dead – is N150,690,997.80k. We invited those who retired on September 21 to collect their benefits, while for those who died, their relations were called on September 22 and 23 because they must be present and screened to ensure that they are the real beneficiaries of the deceased staff,” he said.

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