Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has approved the sum of N619m for payment of gratuity and pension arrears of local government personnel.

Mamman Mohammed, Director-General Press and Media Affairs to Governor Buni disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen.

According to the statement, the sum of N169, 875, 565.11 will be paid to families of 93 deceased officers, while N449,624,118.61 will be paid to 274 living retirees.

In another development, Governor Buni has approved the placement of 102 Allied Health students on a Grade level 05 monthly salary.

The beneficiaries include those studying B.sc. Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Radiography, Nursing and Medical Laboratory sciences in various universities across the country.