By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has disbursed over N139 million insurance death benefits to 40 relations of its teaching and non-teaching staff who died between October, 2016 and October, 2017.
The Executive Chairman of the Board, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin, during the presentation of cheques to the beneficiaries of the deceased staff at the SUBEB office, noted that the state government had always set the pace for others to follow.
According to him, “While some states are struggling to pay salaries, the Lagos State Government has plans also for its staff who died while in service, thereby, making the state number one in Nigeria. May our prayers ease you through this moment. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your loved ones, the gesture we have shown you today, is an indication that this government cares.”
He urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously, stressing that the deceased would be glad if the proceeds are channelled to profitable ventures for the service of humanity.
Sopeyin reiterated that the state government’s effort towards uplifting the standard of basic education, adding that the state had established six additional primary schools, recruited more teachers, provided additional training for its teachers, provisional of infrastructure among others.
He also urged both the teaching and non teaching staff in the state basic education system to reciprocate government kind gesture by always doing their best at all times.