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Sanwo-Olu announces Upward Review of Lagos State Civil Servants’ Salaries

By Omolara Omosanya

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced an upward review of the salaries of workers in the employ of the State.

Addressing thousands of workers at the State Secretariat Alausa Ikeja during a working visit, Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the measure was necessitated by the prevailing economic situation and inflation.

“I want to assure you that we will lead the country again, the pressure of inflation in the country, I’m aware we are not going to wait for the federal government, this is Lagos, we are Lagos. We are going to review it. We are going to ensure that we can indeed take care of our public servants because once we do that, not only will we expect a lot more from you, but the citizens will see the benefits of doing the right thing, we won’t wait for the Unions to hold us to ransom, we need to reflect the needs of the people and make that happen. Because you have not asked for that and I’m here today, a salary increase is on the way and we are going to work it out as soon as possible” he said

Governor Sanwo-Olu who thanked the Civil servants for the support they had been giving his administration since assumption of office, also approved a twenty-five percent increase in the duty allowance of core establishments, prompt payment of pensions and revealed that before the end of this month, the first set of one hundred personal vehicles for those in the Directorate cadre would be delivered among other things.

Earlier, the State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola noted that this would be the Governor’s second working visit to the Secretariat and so far, eighty percent of the promises he made to the civil servants back then had been fulfilled.

The Governor who was accompanied by some of his cabinet members and the Head of Service inspected some of the ongoing projects in the Secretariat.

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