As some states battle to pay outstanding salaries to the state civil servants, the Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State approved the disbursement of the sum of N119m as car loans to 623 workers in the state public service.
The state Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, disclosed this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, at the weekend.
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) got N82,120,000 while Parastatals and Agencies got N36.80 million.
Chief Ojo, according to a statement by the state Ministry of Information, today, said the loans, which ranged from N800,000 to N1.5 million, was “approved depending on the salary grade level of the benefitting officers.”
The statement said that the commissioner “stressed the commitment of the Fayose’s administration to the welfare of workers in the state civil service.” The statement added that he explained that, “the loan is to be disbursed in one single tranche to the benefiting officers.”
It said he had, “also promised that another batch of beneficiaries of the workers car loans will be announced before the end of this year.”