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Sanwo-Olu Approves Payment Of 3 Months Minimum Wage Arrears For Lagos Workers

Lagos State  workers will receive their N30,000 minimum wage arrears, the Lagos State Government has promised.

Its Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat said the three months’ arrears of the new minimum wage, the implementation of which took off in November 2019 would be paid.

Hamzat, stated this on Thursday at the 2020 Annual First Working Day Thanksgiving Service for public servants in the state.

According to Hamzat, the gesture was to recognise the commitment and contributions of workers to the realisation of the goals of the state government.

Dr Hamzat, therefore called for the cooperation of the workers in the state to enable government to deliver on major projects.

He specifically pointed out the projects in Blue Line Rail, the Red Line Rail, the Bus Rapid Transport as key, adding that it  would have multiplier effects on the well-being of residents.

“We are key to the success of Nigeria and Nigeria is the faith of the black race. So, we must be upright, do the right thing, obey traffic rules and other regulations,” the deputy governor added.

The Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, disclosed that in consonance with the new Minimum Wage Act, the state governor had approved the payment of the three months’ arrears.

He stated that the acknowledgement of the pivotal role of the public servants in the implementation of the T.H.E.M.E.S policy was responsible for the approval.

Muri-Okunola urged the workers to improve the quality of service delivery and uphold the long-standing traditions of discipline, integrity and transparency of the public service.

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