One hundred and ninety seven dependants of deceased Lagos civil servants have received insurance benefits from the state government.
The aim is to help alleviate the immediate needs of families of the deceased workers.
Among the beneficiaries was a 52 year old Ugbebor James, a clergyman who lost his wife and was left with four children behind IN 2002. he said life has been difficult without his wife who was always there to support.
Mr James urged civil servants to put in their best while they are still in service so as to complement government’s effort.
The state government on its part assured citizens of its determination to ensure regular payment of premium life insurance and pension to its workforce.
According to Nigerian Law, section 9 subsection 3 of the pension reform act 2004 requires that employers to maintain life insurance policy or death in-service benefit scheme in favour of their employees for a minimum of three times the annual emolument of the employees.