Lagos workers earning N70,000 minimum wage since January – Sanwo-Olu


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said on Thursday that civil servants in the state have been receiving N70,000 minimum wage since January.

Sanwo-Olu said his administration has been paying workers an additional N35,000 wage allowance since January.

Speaking at a function on Thursday, the governor assured workers that his administration would soon dole out a new minimum wage scheme.

He said: “The civil servants and all public officers in Lagos know that since January, we have continued to pay the wage allowance of a minimum of N35,000 over and above what they were earning before.

“What this means is that people that are earning a minimum of N35,000 or more before are now earning over N70,000. That is what they have been enjoying since January.

“So it is important for people to know that we make these things very clear and that this government has doubled up to ensure that at this difficult time, it has not left the citizens on their own.”

Sanwo-Olu also disclosed that his administration will distribute food items to 500,000 households in the state through unions and local governments.

Speaking on the ‘Ounje Eko’ Initiative, where food items are sold at discounted prices, Sanwo-Olu said: “We created 59 makeshift markets outside of the regular markets out of our 57 local government and local council development areas and made it Sunday-Sunday market.”

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