By Favour Nnabugwu
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari announced the approval of N1.5 billion for the payment of benefits to those who retired from the state civil service between 2019 and 2020.
The said retirees are currently undergoing screening and verification exercise.
He assured that his administration will continue to inject more funds into payments of retirees benefits in the state to restore hope to those who put all their youthful years working towards the development of the state.
Masari gave the assurance while addressing workers in the state on the occasion of the 2022 May Day celebration held at the conference hall of the state’s local government service commission.
According to the Katsina Governor, the thrust of his restoration agenda is about taking and implementing measures that will give people of the state a brighter future.
Masari said so far, his administration is achieving this goal “through the many people oriented policies such as S-Power and the general improvement of welfare for the working class.”
He further noted that despite the dwindling resources, his administration has granted approval for the recruitment of 5,461 number of staff across all sectors to replace those who left the service.
The Katsina Governor also said he has granted approval for the replacement of 1000 teaching staff under SUBEB, 200 staff under the Judiciary as well as recruitment of 217 state indigenes under PHCA to effectively manage the state’s primary health care centres.
Masari urged workers in the state to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring a positive attitude, loyalty, commitment and dedication to work.