Lagos state govt pays N480m to deceased workers’ families

The Lagos State Government has paid the sum of N480m as life insurance benefits to 258 families of late employees of the state.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, presented the benefits at an event in Alausa, Ikeja, a statement said on Sunday.

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Arobieke urged the family representatives of the deceased workers to keep alive their dreams and wishes by ensuring that the money was judiciously used.

“This occasion of letter presentation to families of the deceased staff is one fulfillment of many welfare packages of the state government to its work force. Workers are the engine room and drivers of all our policies and are germane to achieving the greater Lagos initiative project,’” she stated.

She maintained that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu prioritised workers’ welfare to motivate them to perform optimally.

Arobieke clarified that what was being given to beneficiaries at the event was outside the usual gratuity and pension benefits being paid promptly to staff.

“In realisation of today’s exercise, families of deceased workers made up of 152 deceased primary school teachers and 106 local government are to collect a total sum of N480m as life insurance premium benefits of late workers”, she said

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Earlier, the General Manager of LASACO Assurance, Mr Segun Balogun, who was represented at the event by Mr Dimeji Olona, appreciated the state governor for his effort at ensuring staff in the state were  comfortable when alive and “even in death, they are well taken care of”. Punch
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