By Tina Akannam
Dutse—Jigawa State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme has paid over N293 million as benefit to retired civil servants and eight per cent contributory pension to 257 workers.
Executive Secretary of the scheme, Comrade Suleiman Adamu Kiyawa, who made this known in his office, said the state was not owing any retired civil servants.
Comrade Adamu explained that over N292 million was paid to 251 retired civil servants, adding that more than N977,000 being eight per cent contribution, was refunded to retired civil servants.
He further disclosed that the scheme would from today commence payment of death benefit to 68 families, amounting to over N131 million and a balance of over N8 million to the families of 12 deceased civil servants.
He explained that over N430 million will be paid as benefits.