Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Monday approved the disbursement of N119 million as car loans to no fewer than 623 workers in the state’s public service.
The state Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo who made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Ado-Ekiti said the facility would cut across all cadres of workers in the state’s civil service.
According to him, the gesture is aimed at making life meaningful to workers as well as enable them to have a sense of belonging in the new government. A breakdown of the loan facility by the commissioner shows that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) would get about N82.1 million, while Parastatals and Agencies would get N36.8 million. Ojo further disclosed that the loan ranged from N800, 000 to N1.5 million for beneficiaries depending on their salary grade levels.
Declaring that “the Fayose administration is committed to the welfare of workers in the state civil service”, the commissioner confirmed that the loan would be disbursed in single tranche to the beneficiaries.
He assured that another batch of beneficiaries of the workers car loans would be announced before the end of the year.
By Olisemeka Obeche (with agency report)