Government of Ekiti State

Senior Citizens Welfare Law

October 22, 2012

A LAW TO PROVIDE WELFARE ASSISTANCE IN THE FORM OF CASH GRANTS OR IN – KIND ASSISTANCE TO ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE RESIDENT IN EKITI STATE AND FOR RELATED PROVISIONS

 

EKITI STATE OF NIGERIA

 

NO. 5 OF 2012

 

Commencement (……………………..)

 

ENACTED BY the House of Assembly of Ekiti State of Nigeria:

 

Interpretation

 

  1. In this Law –

 

“Ministry” means the Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Human Capital Development:

“Governor” means the Governor of Ekiti State;

“The unit” mean the Elderly persons Social Security Unit designated by the Commissioner under section 5 of this Law;

“Commissioner” means the incumbent Commissioner, responsible for Labour, Productivity and human Capital Development;

“Welfare assistance” means any assistance prescribed under section 6 of this Law and includes an elderly person’s grant, disability grant or grant-in-aid’

“Grant” means elderly person’s grant or disability grant payable under section 6 of this Law;

“Register” means the Register of beneficiaries established under section 4 of this Law;

“Beneficiary” means a person registered under this Law.

 

Objectives and Purpose of Law

 

2.  (1)       The purpose of this Law is to make governance in Ekiti State       conform to the fundamental objectives and directive principles      of state policy enshrined in Chapter II of the Constitution of the     Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended with particular             reference to Sections 14(2) and 17 of the Constitution.

(2)       Pursuant to sub-section (1) of this section, the objectives of this            Law are to:

(a)       Recognize the existence of the resident elderly person inEkitiState.

(b)       Recognize the rights of elderly persons to take their proper place in the society and to support the participation of elderly persons in the society as integral part ofEkitiState;

(c)        Provide for a system of welfare assistance including free health care and payment of welfare grants to

beneficiaries under this Law and thereby achieving a         minimum standard of living for the relevant elderly           people;

Senior Citizens Welfare Law

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