From Desmond Mgboh Kano

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf has allocated an additional N5 billion for the disbursement of a second installment of pension gratuity to retired workers in the state.

A statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Wednesday indicated that the decision was announced by the Governor at the fourteenth Kano State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Kano

Daily Sun recalled that last year, the governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf had disbursed the sum of N6 billion to settle outstanding payments for thousands of retirees in the state.

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The Governor streessed that these payments were made to support retirees and to bring joy to their lives, as many had endured years of waiting without receiving their rightful dues despite their dedicated service to the state during their working years.

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

Yusuf also discussed the preparations for the forrh coming rainy season in the state and instructed the interim management officers of local governments to make adequate arrangements ahead of the rainy season.

Following the deliberations a high-powered committee, led by the Deputy Governor, has been established to oversee the desilting of drainages across all 44 local governments to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

The Governor also urged the people of the state to be patient as the government works tirelessly to address the challenges of water scarcity in the state despite facing mechanical issues and inconsistent power supply that hinder the smooth operation of the state Water Board.