LASG pays N4.43bn insurance death benefits to civil servants

By Adeola Ogunrinde

Lagos State Government on Tuesday paid N4.43b as insurance death benefits and claims since 2019 to beneficiaries of deceased civil servants in the state.

The Commissioner for Finance, Mr Abayomi Oluyomi said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu shortly on assumption of office in 2019 commenced the payment of Group Life Policies insurance premium for welfare of staff as well as non-life premium for all the assets of the state government within state.

He stated that insurance death benefits paid from 2019 till date to the beneficiaries of deceased civil servants amounts to N2.67b.

“In addition, the sum of N1.76b 0,463,191.26 only was paid as claims”, said Oluyomi.

Oluyomi further said that the 2,082 complaints received over land use charge fees were resolved using administrative, mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes.

According to the Commissioner, the Land Use Charge Assessment Appeal Tribunal (LUCAAT) established pursuant to the Land Use Charge Law has consistently provided an avenue for persons dissatisfied with the LUC imposed on their properties to appeal.

He added that the complaints received via walk-ins, letters, petitions, referrals, telephone calls, WhatsApp, Resolution Week programme among others.

He also said that the tribunal introduced remote resolution to afford property owners in diaspora the opportunity of resolving their complaints/disputes without physical attendance.

“The Tribunal’s impacts within the review period include: cleared backlogs of property owners who had high land use charge arrears using mediation efforts to resolve long-standing issues; improved service delivery through the introduction of e-channels as means of initiating and resolving complaints”, said Oluyomi.

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