The Lagos state government has disbursed over #140m insurance death benefits through the State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB to 40 relations of its academic and non academic staffs who passed on between October, 2016 and October, 2017.
Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB while presenting the cheque to the deceased families at the Boards office stated that the State government has emerged the best in the country for been proactive, hence setting the pace for other states to follow.
He said; “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.