Oyebanji approves car loans for 280 workers

Ekiti State government has approved the disbursement of N102.16 million as car loans to 280 workers in the state.

The Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akintunde Oyebode, said it was part of the state government’s commitment to workers’ welfare, adding, “The car loan initiative is geared towards ensuring efficiency of workforce in the state.”

Oyebode, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Finance on Sunday, said the Biodun Oyebanji government “would continue to find innovative ways of improving public service efficiency to ensure Ekiti State remains one of the most effective governments in the country.”

The commissioner said that selection of the beneficiaries was based on merit in line with Oyebanji’s agenda on good governance.

He added that the Oyebanji government had as well paid one

month salary arrears to local government workers just as he raised hopes of finding a lasting solution to the gratuity arrears of pensioners.

Oyebode recalled that the All Progressives Government in the state under the immediate past governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disbursed N634.34million and 550.79million 3,250.00 to 1,915 and 1,945 beneficiaries respectively as car and housing loans to civil servants in the state.

He also said that the Fayemi-led APC government also disbursed N287.33million and N428,76million to 1,084 and 2,512 teachers and non-teaching staff as car and housing loans respectively while 3,141 local government employees got N453.93million as car loans

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