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Lagos Approves Salary Increase for workers

Lagos State Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu has announced an upward review of salaries of workers in the state.

Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a working visit to the office of the state’s Head of Service at Alausa, Ikeja.

Describing the state as a pacesetter and first in setting standard, the governor also promised to pay all the outstanding pensions arrears by the end of October.

“We are clearing the entire backlog of pensions; it’s a liability we met on ground,” he noted.

Speaking further on the salary increase, Sanwo-Olu said, “We know there is inflation and high cost of living in the country, but we are determined to cushion the effects on our workers and residents.

“Last month (September), I instructed the Head of Service, HoS, the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions to work out modalities for salary increase for the entire over 100,000 of public service workforce.

“We are capable of doing this. Lagos leads while others follow in Nigeria. In salary increment, we are leading again.

“We are going to reflect the popular ‘Buga’ slogan in the payment of salaries. We are not going to wait for the Federal Government’s minimum wage increase.

“We have commenced the process. I can assure that by early next year it will be ready for implementation.

“We don’t want to wait for workers’ unions to hold us to ransom before we do the needful.”

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