Christmas: Gov Inuwa Yahaya directs payment of salary, N700 million gratuities to retirees Monday

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Christmas: Gov Inuwa Yahaya directs payment of salary, N700 million gratuities to retirees Monday

Ahead of the Christmas celebration, the Governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya has directed the payment of December salary to the state civil servants on Monday.

The Governor who gave the directive on Friday while signing the 2022 budget passed by the State House of Assembly into law, also ordered the payment of N700 million gratuities to retirees in the state.

He explained that he decided to pay the salary and gratuity to enable the state citizens to celebrate Christmas and New Year festivals without hitches.

According to the governor, the sum of N1.5 billion was earmarked in the budget for the settlement of outstanding gratuities of retired civil servants.

Inuwa noted that Gombe is among the few states in the country that pay salaries before the month ends with the new national minimum wage.

He commended the state assembly for passing the budget within one month claiming that the state government was able to implement last year’s budget by over 70 per cent.

The governor said that the 2022 budget allocates 54 per cent to capital expenditure and sets aside 46 per cent for recurrent expenditure in line with the government’s determination to execute a lot of development projects.

In his speech, the Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Abubakar Mohammed Luggerowo stated that after receiving the proposed budget from the government, the house invited commissioners and heads of departments and agencies to defend the budgets of their organisations.

Luggerowo added that after careful scrutiny, the House passed the bill into law. He lauded the governor for allocating a larger share of the budget to capital projects.

Christmas: Gov Inuwa Yahaya directs payment of salary, N700 million gratuities to retirees Monday

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