The Lagos State government has vowed to clear the backlog of pensions of retirees in the state by the end of 2023.
The Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, stated this while briefing journalists on Monday.
He explained that the state government is committed to continually upscale and upskill the civil service in order to meet the target objectives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s THEMES+ agenda.
Speaking in his office at Alausa, Ikeja, while responding to questions on pension payment, the commissioner said the state government had been consistent in the payment of pensions to its retired individuals and was reputed to be the best pension administration-compliant state in the federation.
He said that the government was prepared to continue to invest in capacity building of the state’s workforce, declaring that the government, in the coming months, would be deliberate on increasing the rate of learning and development interventions very soon.
“Mr. Governor has shown greater commitment and determination to clear the backlog of pensions and it is anticipated that this would be cleared by the end of 2023 and those retiring from 2024 will collect their entitlement without waiting for a day,” The commissioner said