Saturday, 28 January 2017

Ambode fixes death benefits of Next-of-kins to 30 days

The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that next-of-kins could now access death benefits as well as benefits accruable to workers with permanent disabilities in 30 work days.

Vanguard reports that he also reassured kinsmen of any deceased employee of the state, to be rest assured of prompt payment of death benefits, as soon as proper documentation were completed. 

Governor Ambode spoke through the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Education District 1, Dr Olufolayimika Ayandele, at the “Sensitisation Programme for Beneficiaries of Deceased Staff of Education 1, Agege “. 

He reassured workers that their welfare was paramount to his administration. 

According to him, "this is a mandate of the Lagos State Government, and we need sensitise our people so that they can access the benefits accruable to their loved ones who died in active service".
“Insurance benefits is one of the programmes that all the employees must be aware of, they need to know how to access it whether dead or alive. 

“This government has done a lot to improve the health condition of workers, it is left for them to avail themselves of the available opportunities,” the governor said.

Ambode, who empathised with the families of the deceased workers, said the departed had rendered meritorious service to the state, and should be honoured even in death

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