The Ekiti State Government, yesterday, approved a housing loan scheme for its teaching and non-teaching staff of the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), as a way of encouraging effective service delivery.
The loan scheme was confirmed by Ekiti State TESCOM Chairman, Babatunde Abegunde, who also explained that the N62m housing loan approved was for 220 TESCOM staff, which includes teaching and non-teaching staff by the state government which would be for the last quarter of 2020.
Abegunde called on TESCOM staff including the beneficiaries to show commitment and diligence in rendering their duties to enhance activities of the commission in the interest of the students.
The TESCOM chairman praised the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for his dedication to staff welfare in spite of the global economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, “The continued release of funds to the housing and vehicle loans schemes since the inception of the Fayemi administration has been a source of encouragement and motivation to teachers and other staff members of the state government.
“Cumulatively, a total of N340.75m has been released from October 2018 when this administration came on board till date with 2,459 as beneficiaries so far.”
The TESCOM chairman, also urged the workers to reciprocate the government’s good gesture by showing commitment and diligence while carrying out their duties, adding that the loans were revolving and as such would continue in due course.
He further added that “Those yet to benefit should exercise patience since the scheme is an ongoing exercise that will soon reach more beneficiaries in due course”
Recall that in February 2019, Ekiti State Governor; Kayode Fayemi approved the promotion of 4,466 workers of Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) who are due for promotion in 2018 and 2019. The promotion exercise cuts across all the cadres in the commission categorized into teaching and non-teaching officers.