The Jigawa state pension board said it has spend over N278 to settle pensioners for the month of October in the state.

The Executive secretary of the Board, Comrade Suleiman Adamu Kiyawa made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in his office.

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He explained that N278.2 Million meant for the month of October was disbursed to all categories of pensioners including 126 that completed their 35 years of service or 60 years of age and were paid N206.2 Million.

N153,000.00, was recieved by one person who do not meet all the necessarily requirement to have full benefit by contributing 8 percent of his salary for the period of five years.

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And 37 families received the sum of N58.8 Million as benefit for the deceased who died in active service of the state.

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Also families of 22 people who retired and died before they start enjoying their benefit recieved the sum of N13.2 million as death benefit.

He therefore adviced the beneficiaries to use the fund judiciously to better themselves.