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The Lagos State Government Commits to Enhancing Pensioners’ Welfare



Afolabi Ayantayo
In a demonstration against the non-implementation of their demands, pensioners in Lagos State gathered at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa. However, the Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, assured them that the government was making efforts to address their concerns.

The key demands of the pensioners include a five-year increment in pension or an adjustment corresponding to salary increments, a minimum pension of N50,000, settlement of gratuities and pension arrears among others.

Ayantayo emphasized Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s dedication to the welfare of pensioners. He assured the pensioners that their demands would be presented to the governor for consideration and approval once he returns from his trip abroad.

A meeting involving various stakeholders, such as the Head of Service, the Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Office, representatives from the ministry, the Director-General and representatives from the Lagos State Pensions Commission, and the Chairman and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state took place on Monday to discuss the welfare of pensioners and their demands.

Ayantayo added, “We have scheduled another meeting for November 17, 2023, when Governor Sanwo-Olu will be briefed and a solution will be offered regarding the pensioners’ requests.”