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Sanwo-Olu Confirms New Wage Award For Lagos Workers, Details Emerge

Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced a new wage award of N35,000 added to the existing minimum wage since January, effectively doubling the monthly earnings for workers on the minimum wage scale.

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Sanwo-Olu Confirms New Wage Award For Lagos Workers, Details Emerge
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced a new wage award of N35,000 added to the existing minimum wage since January, effectively doubling the monthly earnings for workers on the minimum wage scale.

The increase is part of a new minimum wage scheme set to roll out, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to enhancing worker welfare.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State recently announced that his administration has implemented a new wage allowance of N35,000 for minimum wage workers since January.

VerseNews reports that this initiative is part of a broader scheme to introduce a revised minimum wage for all state workers.

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In a statement captured in a video by VerseNews, Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that employees currently earning a minimum of N35,000 have been receiving an increased total of N70,000 since the start of 2014. He emphasized that this wage enhancement reflects his administration’s commitment to improving the welfare of its workforce.

The governor reassured that the state’s civil servants and public officers have been well-informed about these changes since January. He stressed that the government has consistently maintained the new wage allowance, ensuring that workers receive fair compensation for their service.

His words: “I know that by the grace of God very very soon we’ll see a new minimum wage that will be approved for the Federal Government and for the state government. The civil servants and all public officers, they know that since January we have continued to pay the wage allowance of minimum of N35,000 over and above what they were earning before.

“People that were earning a minimum of N35,000 to N40,000 before, they are now earning over N70,000. So, it’s important for people to know and for us to lay this thing very clearly. This government has doubled up and has not left its citizens on their own…”.

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