Jigawa State Government has confirmed that it mourned one hundred and thirty civil servants in the month of July 2021.
The government revealed that those who died were from the state local Government and local education authority and were all in active service when they died.
Naija News reports that this was confirmed in a statement by Hashim Adamu Fagam, Executive Chairman, state and local government contributory pension scheme board.
According to the state pension boss, the government has spent N295,762,275.52 on death benefits to the families of the deceased while the scheme had also paid N872,790,715.50 as benefits to 534 retired Civil servants for the month of July 2021.
Fagam disclosed this while paying benefits of the deceased persons to their families. He explained further that forty-six workers died in the state civil service, thirty-nine died in the local government civil service while forty-five died in the local government education authority.
“A total of 130 Civil servants died in active service, 46 from the state Civil service,39 from local Government Civil service and 45 from local education authority”.
“A total of #1,222,672,029.59 was paid to 725 beneficiaries as retirement benefit, death benefit, death pension balance, refund of 8% contribution for the month of July,” he added.