Lagos State Government workers are excited following the correction of a longstanding basic salary element of their pay.

The correction affects basic, rent and transport and had persisted for six years within the Public Service. 

This adjustment, which is reflected in the March 2024 salary, is a significant milestone that provides fair compensation for the diligent workforce.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is getting accolades for the rectification. Workers are hailing his “commitment” to their welfare. 

The adjustment in the salary scale, a result of extensive deliberations between the Staff Union and the State Government, has brought relief to employees. 

The revised salary scale reflects the true earnings due to employees based on their cadres and grade levels.

Acknowledging the Governor's proactive stance and receptiveness to employees' issues, the Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, Lagos State, Comrade Olusegun Balogun, expressed gratitude to Governor Sanwo-Olu for prioritising workers’ welfare.

Comrade Balogun stated that the gesture underscores the administration's steadfastness,  fairness, and equity in the Public Service.

The Chairman remarked that the collaborative efforts between the government and Labour Union serve as a model for constructive engagement and resolution of issues affecting workers' rights. 

He added that by addressing the salary discrepancy, Governor Sanwo-Olu has not only strengthened financial stability in the system but also fostered trust and solidarity among employees.

"The successful resolution of the salary error stands as a testament to Governor Sanwo-Olu's proactive governance style and unwavering dedication to the well-being of Lagos State's workforce.

 “With this landmark achievement, the stage is set for continued collaboration and progress towards a brighter future for all stakeholders in the State, " the Chairman reiterated. 

It should be noted that as negotiations continue (NLC) between the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Federal Government regarding a new salary structure for Government employees nationwide, Governor Sanwo-Olu's proactive intervention sets a commendable precedence in the history of the State.

The collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Establishments & Training and the State Treasury Office yielded this outcome.

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