The Governor Kashim Shettima-led government of Borno State has approved the release of N1 billion for payment of gratuity of retired civil servants in the state.
The Head of Service (HoS), Alhaji Yerima Saleh, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
He said: “I am pleased to inform you that, His Excellency, Hon. Kashim Shettima, the Executive Governor of Borno State, has just approved N1 billion for payment of gratuity to retired civil servants, permanent secretaries and judges as well as arrears of leave transport grant for serving workers.
“This is in addition to the N2 billion approved in 2017, in continuation of payment of allowances to retired and serving members of the state civil service.”
The HoS reiterated the commitment of the government to provide an enabling working environment and improve workers’ welfare.
He called on the workers to reciprocate the gesture and be dedicated to duty.
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