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Adamawa Govt Commences Payment Of N1.3 Billion Gratuity For 500 State Retirees 

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From Umar Dankano, Yola

The Adamawa State Pension Board has today (Monday) commenced the verification exercise of pensioners who retired from the state civil service .

A visit to the state Pension Board premises by our correspondent in Yola, Adamawa state capital saw multitude of the retirees on queues waiting patiently and orderly for turns to be screened by the officials of the board.

Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Thomas Madi in an interview with newsmen said 500 retirees are being screened for the exercise with a view to authenticate their worthiness before releasing the funds to those eligible.

Chief Madi expressed gratitude to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for frequent release of funds to the board for onward payment to pensioners in the state, stating that the beneficiaries (retirees) are for those who retired from service in January to May 2013 respectively.

Madi announced that the exercise was made possible with release of N1.3 billion by the Governor Fintiri’s administration which will cover gratuities of retired workers from January to May 2013.

He also explained that since the emergence of Fintiri’s administration, the state board has accessed over N5 Billion for payment of gratuity and pension arrears in the state noting that even in 2021,the government released N1.5billion.

He commended the effort of government for monthly payment of gratuities to deserving retirees despite the backlog of N20billion pension arrears owned by the retirees maintaining that Governor Fintiri’s administration is determined to upset it gradually.

Collaborating on the exercise, Member II of pension board, Muhammad Ibrahim Attah said previous administrations did nothing in the area of gratuity and pension until the present Fintiri’s administration.

Attah said the allocation of funds to pension board was a fulfilment of campaign promises which the retirees and their families are full of gratitude to Governor Umaru Fintiri’s administration.

A pensioner at the verification exercise,Polycap Edwin Mapeo expressed delight over the exercise which he described orderly and fast in nature.

Mapeo thanked the board and Governor Fintiri’s administration for showing concern to plight of civil service retirees calling on other governments to emulate the commendable gesture.

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Bauchi Labour Union Hails Gov Bala For Timely Wage Approval, Urges Judicious Use

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The Bauchi State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Union has commended Governor Bala Mohammed’s recent approval of wages for civil servants in the state.

The acting Chairman Comrade Ibrahim Mai Kuɗi praised the gesture during a press briefing, noting that civil servants are thrilled with the support, especially with the Sallah celebrations approaching.

Comrade Mai Kuɗi emphasized that this gesture is a worthy celebration, considering the current economic challenges facing citizens nationwide.

He encouraged civil servants to use the Sallah gift judiciously, acknowledging the state government’s efforts to alleviate workers’ hardships.

The labour leader also appealed to the state government to extend similar gestures to pensioners, who have served the state diligently and deserve equal consideration.

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June 12: ALGON Chairman, Jauro Appreciates Gov Kefas For Transparent Governance 

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The Executive Chairman of Jalingo Local Government Council and ALGON Chairman in Taraba State, Animu Jauro Hassan on behalf of the council extended their heartfelt congratulations to Governor Agbu Kefas on the occasion of Democracy Day.

In a statement signed and released to newsmen in Jalingo on Wednesday, Hassan said the leadership of Governor Kefas has been a beacon of hope and progress for the people of the state.

He maintained that Kefas’s commitment to democracy and the well-being of his people has brought about significant advancements in various sectors, fostering growth and development across the state.

The statement continues to say “As we celebrate Democracy Day, we reflect on the values of freedom, justice, and equality that underpin our society.

“Your dedication to upholding these values through transparent governance, inclusive policies, and community-driven initiatives is commendable and inspiring,” it praised Kefas.

According to the statement, under Governor Kefas’s stewardship, Taraba State has witnessed remarkable achievements in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development. 

Additionally, the statement noted that Kefas’s vision for a prosperous and harmonious state has galvanized efforts toward sustainable development and improved the quality of life for all citizens.

“On this day, we honor not only the spirit of democracy but also visionary leaders like you who work tirelessly to ensure that democracy thrives in our beloved state. 

“May your tenure continue to bring peace, prosperity, and progress to Taraba State, and may your leadership serve as a model for democratic governance across Nigeria,” it prayed for the Governor.

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CCNE Congratulates President Tinubu, Urges Him To Improve On Security, Economy 

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By Sani Yarima 

The Concerned Citizens of the North East (CCNE) has extended its warm congratulations to President Bola Tinubu on his first anniversary in office. 

This milestone marks a significant point in Nigeria’s democratic journey, and the CCNE commends the President for his leadership thus far.

In a statement issued by Lawrence Bilal Audu, Director of Corporate Communications, the CCNE urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to intensify efforts in addressing the pressing issues of bad governance in local government areas.

The organization emphasized the need for the government to prioritize the welfare and well-being of citizens at the grassroots level, ensuring that the dividends of democracy are equitably distributed.

The CCNE also called on the government to redouble its efforts in tackling the challenges of security and economic development. 

The organization stressed that the nation’s progress is contingent upon the safety and prosperity of its citizens and implored the government to implement policies and programs that promote sustainable economic growth and ensure the security of lives and properties.

Expressing optimism in the Tinubu-led APC government’s ability to overcome current challenges, the CCNE believes that with renewed commitment and dedication, Nigeria can be propelled towards a brighter future. 

The organization once again congratulated President Tinubu on this milestone and looks forward to seeing more progress in the years ahead.

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