Lagos pays N941 million to 228 retirees
The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) has paid the sum of N941 million as pension accrued rights to 228 retirees from the Mainstream Civil Service, Local Governments, and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teachers Establishment and Pensions Office (TEPO) and other parastatals in November 2016.
According to LASPEC, the administration has from August, 2015 to date paid the total sum of N21, 929 billion as accrued pension rights to 5,027 retirees under the contributory Pension Scheme.
Speaking at the 33rd Retirement Benefit Bond Presentation ceremony, at Alausa, Ikeja, the Director-General, LASPEC, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga, said retirees need to take good care of their health by going for comprehensive check-ups, desist from frivolous spending and advised them not to enter into ventures that would not afford them peace.
She advised the retirees not to desire quick gains, as fraudsters would make offers to defraud them of their benefits.
She reiterated the fact that His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode is interested in the welfare of the employees both in and out of office and hence, salary and pension issues are given a place of priority.
Onanuga was quick to make the beneficiaries understand that, only programmed withdrawal benefit option is tenable presently, pending the time, that Life Insurance companies open Operational Account jointly with a Pension Fund Custodian (PFC) to secure the funds for the provider of annuity services.