The Lagos State Government has refuted the claim being circulated in some print and online media that 10 teachers in the Post Primary Teaching Service Commission die monthly.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, stated that that trend of death was noticed in the records of past administration which compelled the current administration in the State to introduce a quarterly sensitization seminar for teachers in the State employ.
The Commissioner further clarified that the Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration has not, and did not record deaths of teachers in drone as being reported in some newspapers and online platform.
He said the Lagos State government has put in place comprehensive health programmes to ensure that its entire workforce remain healthy always.
“As part of the State Government general wellness programme, Public Servants also enjoy comprehensive free health programme and also four of their dependants under 18 years,’’ he further said, adding that government also operates a well-equipped staff clinic, with modern facility and well-stuffed pharmacy.
Similarly, Ayorinde said the government organizes regular wellness and screening programmes quarterly as part of efforts to ensure good health of its workforce.
He said in order to correct the situation of the past, the Akinwunmi Ambode now organizes sensitization seminars on the importance of healthy living as well as provide support for those with health challenge.
The statement said that the government would continue to provide a conducive working environment to its staff as well as ensure that they remain healthy to enable them render efficient service to the people of the state.
The Commissioner enjoined all public servants in the state to take advantage of the various health programmes of the government to take care of their health needs.
COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION AND STRATEGY
JULY 27, 2016