Lagos state government has confirmed the increment of staff salary in the state.
The recent endeavour is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, March 20 announced the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the governor of Lagos state.
The governor was declared the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election at 1.15 a.m. He scored 762,134 votes to beat Labour Party Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (312,329) and PDP Abdul-Azeez Adediran (62,449 votes).
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In a statement released on Monday, the state government disclosed that the salary of civil and public servants will be increased by 20%.
The headline of the statement read, “INCREASE IN SALARY FOR MAINSTREAM CIVIL SERVANTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS & LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND STATE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION BOARD OFFICERS.”
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The body of the statement read,
“This is to notify for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in his
determination to improve the welfare and wellbeing of Public Servants in Lagos State has graciously approved
an increase in Salaries for Officers in the Mainstream Public Service, Local Governments & Local Council
Development Areas as well as the State Universal Basic Education Board by 20% with effect from 1st
2. 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.
3. 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 serviceto
the citizens of the State.
4. Accordingly, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this Circular and give it the Servicewide publicity it deserve”
Read the full statement below.