By Lukman Olabiyi
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a pay raise for civil servants in the state.
He said the pay raise was necessary due to the biting economic situation of the country and high inflation.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made the announcement, yesterday, while addressing the workers, who came out in large numbers to welcome him at the office of the Head of Service (HoS), during his working visit to the state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
He, however did not mention the percentage of the increment and when it will kick off, saying the modalities were being worked out.
Besides, the governor disclosed his administration would present 100 brand new cars to some of the directors in the civil service, starting from the end of this month, while those on the core establishment duty would receive a 25 per cent duty allowance increment.
The governor expressed his appreciation to the workers for supporting his administration, saying he had been part and parcel of them, even as he urged them to do more to serve all Lagosians.
“I am one of you and part of you. The support I have received from you has been unprecedented. I appreciate the support you have given my government. The future is bright and there is nothing too much for us to do as a government,” the governor said.
The HoS, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, thanked the governor for fulfilling some of the promises he made to the workers when he first visited them in 2019.
He said 80 per cent of the promises the governor made had been fulfilled and thanked the governor on behalf of the 99,000 workforce.
Reeling out some of the achievements of the governor, Muri-Okunola said 35 new staff buses were given to the workers, prompt payment of staff salaries effected as well as international training for them, among others.