Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu increased worker salaries in the state by 20% shortly after being re-elected for a second term.
The governor reiterated his administration’s determination to improve the welfare and well-being of public servants in Lagos State in a circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
Officers in the mainstream public service, local governments and local council development areas, and the State Universal Basic Education Board were affected by the 20 percent increase, which took effect on January 1, 2023.
“Furthermore, kindly note that the arrears for the month of January 2023 will be paid along with salaries for the month of March 2023, while the arrears for the month of February 2023 will be paid together with the salaries of April 2023,” the statement read.
“This action further demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to Staff welfare. Public Servants are thus enjoined to show more commitment and dedication in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of the state.
“Accordingly, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this circular and give it the service-wide publicity it deserves.”