Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a 20% increase in the salaries of workers in the state.
This announcement was made shortly after he secured a second term in office.
The governor’s decision to increase the salaries of public servants was contained in a circular signed by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
In the circular, Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated his administration’s commitment to improving the welfare and well-being of public servants in Lagos State.
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The salary increment affects officers in the mainstream public service, local governments, local council development areas, and the State Universal Basic Education Board, with effect from January 1, 2023.
According to the circular, the arrears for the month of January 2023 will be paid along with salaries for the month of March 2023, while the arrears for the month of February 2023 will be paid together with the salaries of April 2023. This means that workers will not only get an increase in their salaries but will also receive arrears for the first two months of the year.
Speaking on the development, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “This action further demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to staff welfare. Public servants are thus enjoined to show more commitment and dedication in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of the state.
“Accordingly, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this circular and give it the service-wide publicity it deserves.”