Ekiti Social Security Scheme Aimed At Cushioning Effects Of Economic Hardship – Wole Adewumi

June 7, 2012

L-R: Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Commissioner for Labour , Productivity and Human Capital Development, Mr. Wole Adewunmi, presenting a cheque to one of the beneficiaries, Pa Ojumu Ilesanmi, during the flag-off of the second bactch of the State’s Social Security Scheme for Elderly Citizens in Omuo.

The Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Human Capital Development, Mr. Apalara Wole – Adewumi has said that the introduction
of the Social Security Scheme for the elderly citizens in Ekiti State was aimed at cushioning the effects of the economic hardship being
experienced globally. The Commissioner stated this while answering questions from newsmen in his office.
Mr. Wole – Adewumi who said that the scheme captured qualified indigent elderly citizens above 65 years in all the 177 wards in the
State, explained that the scheme has no political motivation as being speculated by some cynics.
While commending some Local Government officials for their maximum cooperation towards the success of the scheme in their areas, Mr Adewumi lamented the lackadaisical altitude of a few ones, appealing for change of altitude towards the scheme.
Commenting also, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Oluropo Famubode said that there were few noticeable challenges at the initial stage because of the newness of the scheme in the country, adding that such challenges have been surmounted.

He commended the career officers responsible for the execution of the scheme for their excellent performance within the last 7 months of the programme.

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