The Lagos State Government has paid out the sum of N142.2m to some universities in the state for research purposes.

This was disclosed on Monday, May 18, 2015, by the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension, Florence Oguntuase.

Oguntuase also said that the balance of N16m would be disbursed as soon as possible.

She made the statement at the first exhibition of the Lagos State Research and Development Grants Project organised by the Lagos State Research Development Council in Ikeja.

The benefiting universities are the Lagos State University, University of Lagos, Pan African University, Federal University of Agriculture, Caleb University, Yaba College of Technology and African Languages Technology Initiatives.