New Minimum Wage: Lagos to pay three months’ arrears

Posted by News Express | 3 January 2020 | 1,472 times

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• Obafemi Hamzat, Lagos State Deputy Governor

Lagos State government Thursday said that it would begin the New Year with the payment of three months arrears of the new minimum wage implementation which took off in November 2019.

Speaking at the 2020 Annual First Working Day Thanksgiving for Public Servants in the state, the Deputy Governor Femi Hamzat stated that the gesture was in recognition of the significant contributions and commitment of the public service to the realization of the goals and aspirations of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration.

 Hamzat said: “We do this because we know this is the best public service in the country. The skill is there and the capability to deliver.”

While promising that the state government is committed to the completion of some major projects like the Blue Line Rail, Red Line and the Bus Rapid Transit; which will have a multiplier effects on wellbeing of the citizens, the deputy governor solicited the continued support and cooperation of the public servants to deliver on the projects.

 He emphasized that in line with the present administration’s commitment to better the lots of Lagosians, the state government has increased budgetary provisions to works and infrastructure, health and education adding that if Lagos gets everything right, Nigeria will get it right.

 Noting the importance and strategic position of Lagos and Nigeria in the socio-economic and political development in Africa, the Deputy Governor urged public servants to do the right thing, work hard and pray.

Saying: “If Lagos don’t do well, Nigeria will not do well and if Lagos do well, Nigeria will do. We are the key to the success of Nigeria and Nigeria is the faith of the Black race. So, we must be upright, do the right thing; obey traffic rules and other regulations.”

 In his remarks, the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola disclosed that in consonance with the new Minimum Wage Act, the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the payment of additional three months’ salary arrears to state public servants. (New Telegraph)


Source: News Express

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