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Sanwo-Olu Approves 20% Salary Increase For Lagos Civil Servants

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Re-elected Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 20 percent increase in the salaries of civil servants in the state.

Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a circular, issued in Lagos on Monday, said the action further demonstrates the administration’s commitment to staff welfare.

The circular was titled INCREASE IN SALARY FOR MAINSTREAM CIVIL SERVANTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS & LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND STATE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION BOARD OFFICERS.

“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 1 January, 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,” he added.

Muri-Okunola stated further that “this action further demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to Staff welfare.

“Public Servants are this 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”, he said.

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