The Lagos State Government on announced on Monday that it paid a total of N1, 846, 396, 965.80 as pension from May 31, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
Dr. Akintola Benson-Oke, the state’s Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions stated this in Alausa, Ikeja, during the 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing marking Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s two years in office.
Benson-Oke said that the population of pensioners in the state’s main stream public service was 8,512 as at February as the state was ready to pay entitlements of pensioners.
“In the last one year, the Lagos State Pension Commission has been ensuring effective regulation, supervision and administration of pension matters in the state’s public service.
“We have recorded continued significant reduction in backlog of entitlements of retired employees.
“The Lagos State Government through LASPEC has paid a total sum of N1, 846, 396, 965.80 as pension from May 31, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
“This administration has been able to maintain the trend of paying entitlements of retired employees monthly since August 2015,” he said.
In addition, the commissioner said that Lagos government had made provisions in this year’s Budget for the ministry to conduct 78 training programmes for civil servants in 2017 which will help deepen civil servants’ knowledge of public service ethos and values as well as develop their leadership and management skills.