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LASUBEB PAYS SIXTY DECEASED EMPLOYEE BENEFICIARIES N215M AS DEATH BENEFITS

by LASUBEB Publicity unit | November 25th 2020

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has paid a total sum of two hundred and fifteen million, one hundred and thirty-two thousand, seven hundred and seven naira, seventy-eight kobo (N 215,132,707.78) as death benefits to the relatives of sixty of its employees that died while still in active service.

This payment of the insurance death benefits, according to the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, covers those who died in service between the year 2019 and 2020.

The Executive Chairman, who addressed the beneficiaries of the deceased staff during the cheque presentation ceremony at the LASUBEB office in Maryland, appealed to them to be prudent in the management of the benefits.

He urged the beneficiaries to be mindful of the recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics, that the economy of the country is sliding towards recession, saying that the information should guide them in making informed decisions about their investment.

Alawiye-King also cautioned the beneficiaries to guide against assessing the death benefits received from its nominal value but rather, they should consider the real value of the benefits being received and what it can be used for in an actual sense.

In his words, Alawiye-King said, "I plead with you to avoid the lottery effect. The pandemic has made people device different means of deceiving people, thereby robbing them of their hard-earned monies and resources."

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Makanjuola John Olanrewaju described the Lagos State Government as a trailblazer in lofty initiatives, saying that the fact that the government could pay the death benefits this time despite other competing needs of the State speaks volume to the government's disposition to staff welfare.

On behalf of the sixty relatives who received the death benefits, Makanjuola assured the State Government that the cheques received would be used for beneficial purposes.

To ensure continuous motivation of the workforce towards the enhancement of quality teaching and learning, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized a get-together for school managers across the state on Friday, 13th May, 2022, at Olusosun Primary School, Oregun, Ikeja. At the ceremony, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King commended the administrators for their diligent contributions to the delivery of basic education services in the state. He noted that the essence of the gathering is to appreciate the educators for their conscientious dedication to pupils in Public Primary Schools and to charge them to remain committed. In his remarks at the gathering, he applauded Mr. Governor for the upward review of running cost to schools, adding that, the fund to be disbursed is to ensure a conducive learning environment for effective teaching and learning activities. He stated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to the welfare and well-being of teachers in the state, urging them not to rest on their oars but to continue to discharge their duties with a high sense of responsibility. Alawiye-King also appreciated the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo for her tireless efforts in the realization of the giant strides in basic education. Comrade Hassan Akintoye, NUT Chairman Lagos State, commended the state government on the increase in the running cost, adding that the increase will boost effective service delivery in schools. Chairman AOPSHON (Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria), Comrade Olukayode Edun appreciated the State government for the recognition given to the school managers. He thereafter pledged continuous selfless service to the pupils and the state in general on behalf of his colleagues.

As part of efforts to ensure smooth running of public primary schools, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board met with Basic Education stakeholders today in anticipation and readiness for the disbursement of increased schools running cost to be released for better and effective utilisation. The upward review of running cost to schools was done at the behest of Mr. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with the support of the Hon. Commissioner of Education. Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo to ensure the attainment of a conducive learning environment for effective teaching and learning activities. At the meeting which had in attendance Board Members, Directors, Education Secretaries, Executives of Association of Primary Schools Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) and the Chairman of NUT, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King- the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, stated that the gathering is premised on the desire to ensure judicious use of the increased running cost. He added that the welfare and well-being of the school is very paramount to Mr. Governor, noting that school managers should ensure effective utilization of the boosted fund released for schools maintenance. While addressing stakeholders on the collective effort made in realizing the review, he urged them to map out an action plan to ensure accountability of the funds expended on school management. Alawiye-King noted that the fund disbursed to the school is to ensure effective maintenance of the school and its environment. He noted that it is not the quantum that matters but the effective management of the limited resources. Comrade Hassan Akintoye, NUT Chairman appreciated Mr. Governor for the upward review in the running cost to schools. He stated that the increase will boost effective service delivery in schools, adding that the union will ensure that the fund is spent judiciously on its intended purpose.

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