Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced to public servants that a pay rise is coming.
According to him, the move is to cushion the effects of inflation, high prices of commodities, and the rising cost of living experienced across the globe.
The governor made this announcement to the civil servants, who gathered yesterday to receive him when he paid a surprise visit to the Secretariat in Alausa – the seat of the government.
His Executive Council (Exco) members joined the reception led by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
Sanwo-Olu also announced a 25 percent salary increment for employees in the core establishment agencies.
He said: “I have looked around; I know there is pressure and high levels of inflation in the country. There is a high cost of living everywhere. Last month at the Exco meeting, I instructed the Office of Head of Service and Ministry of Establishment, Training, and Pensions to start work on how we will increase the salaries of the entire workforce.
“When we do the pay rise, not only will we expect more from you, but our citizens must also see the benefits of this important decision in the service delivery. We are a proactive government, we don’t want the staff unions to hold us to ransom. We are responding to the yearnings of our people; I know you have not asked for it, but I am happy to tell you that a pay increase is on the way.”