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Plateau Govt allocates N300 million monthly to settle pension arrears

The Plateau State Government has allocated three hundred million naira (N300,000,000.00) monthly to address outstanding pensions, gratuities, and death benefits dating back to 1986.

During an inter-ministerial press briefing in Jos, Plateau State Head of Service, Barrister Rauta Dakok, shared that since Governor Caleb Muftwang led administration began, significant progress has been made.

This includes the prompt allocation of monthly pensions to retirees and adjustments to salary structures.

Barrister Dakok also highlighted the resolution of a strike by state workers and the increase in Hazard Allowance for medical professionals including non-clinicals and and the reintegration of suspended workers into the civil service.

Additionally, Hon. Mohammed Salihu Nyalun, the State Commissioner of Education (Secondary), revealed plans to offer financial support to over 30,000 underprivileged students across 14 local government areas. The government has also reinstated 989 teaching and 200 non-teaching staff to address personnel shortages in public schools

“Mutfwang administration has also paid the backlog of school fees for 6 years amounting to forty million, six hundred thousand (#40,600,000=00) naira for plateau state indigenous schooling at the National Mathematical Centre Abuja. The Ministry coordinated and sent some students to participate in the marathon cross-country race in Kaduna, where they won the gold medal, three silver medals, and two bronze medals. They will represent the country in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2024.

“Then the ministry lately created a Public-Private Partnership Department (DPPP), which is to liaise with government organisations, non-government organisations, corporate organisations, politicians, parents, teachers associations, old boys and girls of schools, Alma Mata, businessmen and women, groups, societies, etc. towards forging ways of collaboration towards improving education on the plateau and in general, as the government cannot do it alone since education for all is the responsibility of all,” he said.

In his opening remarks, The State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mr. Musa Ashoms, emphasized the governor’s commitment to revitalizing government departments and driving development initiatives across the state.

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