Lagos Approves N35,000 Minimum Wage For Workers

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Lagos Workers To Enjoy N35,000 Minimum Wage

Workers in the Lagos State civil service will now enjoy the payment of N35,000 as minimum wage beginning from November 2019.

This follows the approval of the new figure by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Governor’s directive was contained in a circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Wednesday, November 27th.

Muri-Okunola noted that the action is targeted at improving the welfare and wellbeing of public servants in Lagos State.

The HOS further revealed that the implementation of the new minimum wage with take effect from 1st November, 2019.

He said the plans for implementation is the reason for the delay in workers’ salaries for the month of November beyond the usual 23rd day cycle.

He said government had agreed to pay GL. 01-06=N35,000.09;. GL. 07=30%; GL. 08-10=25%; GL. 12-14=22.5% and GL. 15-17=20%.

According to Muri-Okunola, “kindly note that the payment of salaries for the month of November 2019 is delayed beyond the usual 23rd day cycle in order to adequately process payment of the new minimum wage.

“The consequential increase of the new minimum wage in Lagos State for Senior and Management grade level is as follows: GL. 07=30%; GL. 08-10=25%; GL. 12-14=22.5% and GL. 15-17=20%.”

“Accordingly, it should be noted that that approved minimum wage and consequential adjustments are more than the federal government’s approved recommendation, which further demonstrates this administration’s commitment to staff welfare.”

He called on the state workers to replicate government’s efforts by showing more commitment, dedication and selflessness in the delivery of qualitative service to Lagosians.

“By this action, public servant are thus enjoined to show more commitment, dedication and selflessness in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of Lagos State, whose fulfillment of tax obligations largely contribute to payment of these salaries.

“In addition, public servants are expected to give unalloyed support to the state government’s agenda, as we collectively strive to actualise set goals,” he said.

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