Ekiti Gives 278 Civil Servants N100m Car Loan
By Ahmed Rahma
In order to improve the welfare of the workers, the Ekiti State Government has disbursed N100 million car loan to 278 civil servants.
This is coming barely two days after the state government gave over N60 million as a housing loan to some teachers and other workers in the state.
The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr Akintunde Oyebode, disclosed that the beneficiaries received from N800,000 to N1.5 million for the car loan, depending on their grade level.
Mr Oyebode listed the number of loan recipients to include 41 workers between grade levels 02 and 06; 96 officers on grade level 07 to 10; 134 officers on grade levels 12 to 14; six between grade level 15 and 17; while one of the beneficiaries is on consolidated salary.
He described the development as a reflection of the commitment of the present administration to improve the welfare of workers.
“The government had continued to fund loan schemes for its employees in spite of the paucity of funds in the state occasioned by the general economic downturn and dwindling allocation from the federation account as well as the effect of the recent global pandemic,” he noted.
He urged the beneficiaries to judiciously utilise the money and cautioned them against spending the loan on things that would not add values to their lives.
The Commissioner also charged workers to reciprocate government’s gesture by carrying out their duties diligently and support the administration’s efforts to develop the state.