Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has released the sum of N584 million to pensioners, civil servants, secondary school teachers and local government workers as gratuity, car and housing loans. State pensioners received N100 million as gratuity while another of N100 million was also paid to local government pensioners as gratuity.
The state civil servants were given N103.7 million as car loans and N85million as land and housing loans; local government workers got N40 million as car and housing loans while secondary school teachers got N103.4m as car loan and N52.5million as housing loans.
Distributing the cheques to the beneficiaries, Governor Fayemi said the gesture was in demonstration of his commitment to fulfill the electioneering promises of prioritizing the welfare of workers in active service and ensuring that those who had retired had maximum enjoyment during their retirement years.
The Governor said: “This administration has been consistent with this process of paying gratuity and releasing loans to our civil servants. “The approved sum for the land/housing loans will be disbursed to 700 beneficiaries at the sum varying from N100,000 to N500,000 depending on grade levels and purpose.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Adeleke Oladele, said the loan would go a long way in ameliorating his plight and urged the state government to sustain the programme. Earlier in his opening remarks, the State Head of Service, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi, commended Governor Fayemi for his commitment to his electioneering promises in prioritizing the welfare of workers in spite of meager resources accruing to the State.