Sanwo-Olu approves 20 percent salary increase for public servants

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved 20 percent salary increase for all public servants in the State.

The governor had during his electoral campaign promised to increase the salaries of civil servants.

In fulfilling the promise on Monday, the governor approved the salary hike.

This is contained in a circular issued by the Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

According to Okunola, “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.”

He said the arrears for the month of January would be paid along with the salaries for March, while that of February would be paid along with the salaries of April.

In his words: “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.

“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.”

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