LASG pays de­ceased work­ers’ ben­e­fits

The Punch - - PHOTO NEWS - Oluwatosin Omo­juyigbe

The La­gos State Gov­ern­ment said it had paid over N93m to the fam­i­lies of de­ceased work­ers in the state.

The state Com­mis­sioner for Fi­nance, Rabiu Olowo, while pre­sent­ing the in­sur­ance death ben­e­fit to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, noted that the least paid ben­e­fi­ciary would re­ceive N776,166.64.

Olowo urged the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to make good use of the money, adding that the state would con­tinue to pri­ori­tise the wel­fare of its work­force.

he said, “This event shows the mag­na­nim­ity dis­po­si­tion of the state. As the gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to the pay­ment of the monthly salaries of its ac­tive work­force, it is also re­mit­ting pen­sions of its of­fi­cers on a monthly ba­sis.

“The state gov­ern­ment also pro­vided in­sur­ance cover for its staff so that work­ers who died in ser­vice would be duly com­pen­sated through their var­i­ous ben­e­fi­cia­ries and next- of-kins.”

The Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Fi­nance, Ga­niat Raji, the state gov­ern­ment, urged the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to in­vest the money in their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion and other prof­itable ven­tures.

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