Bagudu approves N3.5 billion for payment of outstanding gratuities in Kebbi

By Suru Charles

The sum of N3.5 billion has been set aside by the Kebbi state government for the payment of outstanding gratuities to retired civil servants in the state.

The State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this yesterday at a town hall meeting held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential lodge in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

According to the governor, the state government will defray the outstanding gratuities owed to retirees from Dec. 2021 to Sept. 2022.

He explained that the state government has made adequate arrangements to ensure that the payments were made before the end of this year.

He also vowed that his administration would not bequeath any unnecessary liabilities to the incoming government in the state.

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The governor said that the last seven years had been horrendous for the world economy, resulting in global financial turbulence.

The governor who also doubled as the APC Governors’ Forum Chairman further said, “it is even a miracle that Nigeria had been kept together.

Thanking the people of the state for “making do with some of our inadequacies” his administration, as made by him, would work tirelessly round the clock to reciprocate the efforts of the people.

He said, “We will sustain our modest efforts to govern the state transparently, honestly and piously and the incoming administration will consolidate our achievements.”

The governor who took steps further to enumerate some completed and ongoing programmes, projects and policies of the state government, said “our main objective is to make life easier for the people of the state.”

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