Sixteen families of deceased civil servants who died while in service between the years 2020 and 2021 have been paid the sum of N81.4 insurance benefits.
Lagos State Government on its official website made the announcement.
It said the fund is necessary to take care of the welfare of civil service members who have served the state.
Lagos pays N81 million to sixteen deceased families
Commissioner for Finance, Dr Rabiu Olowo, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Temitope Hundogan, while presenting the cheques to beneficiaries stated that the payment of death benefits to the families of deceased members of staff was a responsibility and obligation of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He said, “The primary objective of the payment of insurance death benefits is essentially to provide succour for the immediate families, dependants and other beneficiaries of the deceased.”
Expressing gratitude to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his demonstrated commitment to the wellbeing of members of staff, Hundogan explained that the payment of insurance premium for late civil servants was part of the welfare package for the State’s workforce, adding that the government prioritises the welfare of workers.
“The State Government commiserates with these families and it is further committed to ensuring that this is done regularly as today’s presentation covers the year 2020 to 2021.”
Isaac Oluwole, Deputy Director of, Insurance disclosed that the payment was made possible with the prompt and consistent payment of insurance premiums by the State Government.
Commenting on the received fund, Adekunle Ajibodu, one of the recipients expressed appreciation to the state government for implementing the death insurance benefits and prayed for continuity and progress of the State.