Tasks monarchs on peace
Lagos State Government has urged civil servants to embrace appropriate insurance policies to avoid difficulty in accessing their benefits. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the appeal, yesterday, during the grand finale of the Lagos State Civil Service Insurance Week, which was organised by the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with consortium of insurance companies and brokers.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, said that embracing appropriate insurance policies was still one of the prudent decisions anyone could make, considering the fact that different forms of unfortunate incidents happen around us.
He said the public stands to gain from insurance if property were adequately covered by insurance, adding that individuals were not left out of insurance benefit if they had personal insurance cover.
According to him, to make the process of accessing insurance claims by government employees less cumbersome, the ministry, through its Insurance Department, had decentralised their operations.
IN another development, the government, yesterday, tasked traditional rulers in the state on conflict resolution, fostering communal peace and economic development in their domains.
The state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, gave this charge at a retreat for traditional rulers in the state. Ahmed said monarchs had a special responsibility to uphold not just traditional values, culture and customs, but to also ensure that information dissemination flowed to all nooks and crannies.
Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, who spoke on behalf of the Council of Obas and Chiefs, commended the State Government for prioritising the intellectual empowerment of traditional rulers. He implored traditional rulers to commit themselves and ensure communal peace in their domains for economic development .