Posted by News Express | 10 December 2015 | 3,144 times
The Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, has reiterated the committment of the State Government to the welfare of pensioners’ in the State Teaching Service.
She stated that “the present administration places high premium on the imeasurable and unquatifiable contributions of all staff in the State Civil Service, either retired or in active service recently.”
The HOS said this while delivering a keynote address at the Year 2015 Pensioners’ Forum organised by the Teachers’ Establishment and Pensions Office (TEPO) held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa. She eaverred that the State Government has always ensured that proactive steps are taken to address issues concerning pensioners, adding that, government remained committed and focused on ensuring that the two pension schemes; Pay-As-You-Go and Contributry Pension are adequately funded.
While noting that 9,540 retirees in the Contributory Pensions Scheme have been paid their entitlements totaling the sum of N5.8 billion, Ademola stressed that, the Pensioners’ Forum is one of the ways by which the State Government relates with the pensioners in order to get feedback from them through their comments and suggestions.
The Head of Service applauded the inclusion of health talk and free medical checks as part of activities lined up for the event, adding that, the two programmes would be of immense benefits to the retirees and urged them to take full advantage of these opprtunities.
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