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Abba Yusuf directs release of N5bn for pension, gratuity in Kano

Abba Yusuf, Kano state governor Abba Yusuf, Kano state governor

Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, has directed the release of N5 billion for the payment of the second installment of pension and gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.

NAN reports that Yusuf gave the directive on Wednesday during the 14th Kano state executive council meeting which held at the government house.

“It is worth noting that last year the government disbursed N6 billion to settle outstanding payments for thousands of retirees who had not received their entitlements during the previous eight years of the immediate past administration,” Yusuf said.

He added that many retirees had endured years of waiting without receiving their rightful dues despite meritorious service to the state.

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“We are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of civil servants and retirees in the state,” the governor said.

Yusuf also said there are plans to clear drainage channels in the Kano metropolis in anticipation of the rainy season. He urged interim management officers of LGAs to make similar plans.

He said a high-powered committee led by his deputy, has been established to oversee the clearing of drainages across all 44 LGAs, to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

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He urged the people of the state to be patient as government is working to address the challenge of water scarcity.

“We are seriously working on this in spite of facing mechanical issues and inconsistent power supply which hinder the smooth operation of the state water board,” he added.

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