The Lagos State Government has disbursed over N4.5 billion to 1,200 public servants who retired from the state service.
The Director-General of the State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga who made this known at the 19th batch retirement benefit bond certificate presentation at the NECA House, Alausa said that the state government would clear the backlog soon.
At the presentation, Onanuga acknowledged that the desire of the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was to ensure all retirees enjoy their lives out of office without strains and stress.
The director-general said that the governor promised that retirees “will enjoy free health care delivery in Lagos State Hospitals as arrangements are on to provide them with Retirees identification cards.”
She explained that the pensioners “will be accorded the necessary respect by the pension fund administrators and annuity service providers as the money being paid to them is their rights and not privilege.” [myad]