Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has approved the increment of salaries for over 100, 000 public workers in the state.
The governor made this known today while speaking to workers at the Head of Service, HOS’ office in Alausa, Ikeja during his visit to the place.
Sanwo-Olu stated that the salary would be above the Federal Government’s minimum wage standard, promising to pay all the debt he owes pensioners and workers by the end of this month.
He 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 a 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 increments, 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.”