Sanwo-Olu’s Independence package for civil servants: Payment of minimum wage for October

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Beginning from October this year,civil servants in tertiary institutions in Lagos state will start receiving salaries based on the new minimum wage.

It will be recalled that some unions in the tertiary institutions had staged protests on Monday.

All the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had pledged to commence payment of the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to the tertiary institution workers.

“Following a meeting of relevant stakeholders on the agitations for the implementation of the new minimum wage held on Tuesday 15, 2020, it is hereby notified that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has affirmed the state government’s commitment to paying the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to all staff of all state-owned tertiary institutions with effect from October, 2020.

“Government therefore expects that normalcy is sustained as we collectively strive to ensure a guaranteed future for our students and the institutions,” the statement read in part.

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