No fewer than 4,466 retirees of the Lagos State civil services were paid N18.598 billion as pension accrued rights by the Lagos State government.
The state government, through Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) said the aforementioned sum was paid within 14 months, stating that the beneficiaries are from the Mainstream Civil Service, Local Governments, and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teachers Establishment and Pension Office (TEPO) and other parastatals of government.
A statement from LASPEC revealed that, 362 retirees received N1.647 billion for the month of September, 2016.
Speaking on the development, Director-General, LASPEC, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga, explained that the payment has been made possible because the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is very much concerned about pensioners’ comfort.
Onanuga, who implored the beneficiaries to take care of their health, warned them to be mindful of pension fraudsters, while encouraging them to live a life of contentment.
Meanwhile, the state government through LASPEC, has paid N42.3 billion insurance benefits to deceased employees of its civil service.
Onanuga said the insured death of 320 per cent of the terminal salary of a deceased staff is designed by law to be paid in the first instance to alleviate the immediate needs of the family members left behind.