The Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Mr. Wahab Alawiye King, has called on Civil Servants to prioritise their health, as a healthy workforce leads to high productivity.
The Chairman, who made the call during the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) Customer Appreciation Week organised for Civil Servants under the State Universal Basic Education Board and held at SUBEB Hall, Maryland, added that Civil Servants should endeavour to save for health insurance to address any unforeseen health issue.
Alawiye-King said that the determination of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to pay 75% of the health insurance premium of Civil Servants is a clear testimony that the State Government is committed to the healthcare and wellness of residents.
He advised Civil Servants in all the Local Government Educational Areas (LGEAs) to tap into the opportunity of ILERA EKO, embrace it and promote it in their various homes, educational areas, community development areas and religious organisations among others.
The era whereby we pay health bills out of pocket or run helter-skelter to pay huge medical bills, according to him, is over in the State with the introduction of ILERA EKO Health plan.
The Chairman said that even after the retirement of Civil Servants, they could become ILERA EKO Agents and earn money from the registration and enrolment of residents on the ILERA EKO health plan.
Alawiye-King commended the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) for appreciating their customers, noting that for LASHMA to appreciate its customers, it means that service delivery is increasing and customers are also enjoying the services.
He, therefore, appealed to LASHMA to work hard in order to achieve the goal of the Lagos State Government and ensure that it continuously satisfies its customers so that they can have value for the premiums paid.
The Board Secretary, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr. Hakeem Lamidi, applauded the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for ensuring that the good health of residents is paramount to his administration.
He urged everyone in the State to cooperate and support the government to realise Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Lagos.
Earlier, the representative of the Board, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Barrister Ayo Adebusoye, said that LASHMA values the commitment of its customers towards ensuring that the health mandate of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda is implemented.
He said that the ILERA EKO, LASHMA mantra is to show the importance of leaving no one behind, irrespective of their socio-economic status, through access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare services without running into impoverishment.
The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) led by the General Manager, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, made presentations on “Customer is King” and “ILERA EKO: Repositioning for the Next Level”, with respect to interventions being implemented as a result of feedback obtained from ILERA EKO customers.