Breaking: Sanwo-Olu approves salary increase for Lagos civil servants

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tuesday, announced an increment in the salaries of the state workers, saying that the biting economic situation of the country and high inflation necessitated the increment.

Sanwo-Olu made this known while addressing the workers on a tour at the state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

“I have looked around and I know that as a country, there is pressure. I know that, as a country, there is a high level of inflation. At our cabinet meeting, I instructed the head of service office and the ministry of staff, training, and pensions to start work on how we are going to increase the entire salary of our public servants.”

The governor also promised that his administration would present 100 brand new cars to some of the directors in the civil service, starting from the end of October, while those on the core establishment duty would receive a 25per cent duty allowance increment.

Sanwo-olu expressed his appreciation to the workers for supporting his administration, saying he had been part and parcel of them, even as urged them to do more to “serve all Lagosians.”