LAGOS GOVERNMENT WELCOMES WORKERS INTO NEW YEAR WITH APPROVAL OF MINIMUM WAGE ARREARS.
Uploaded by Michael George on January 3, 2020
Workers in the employ of the Lagos State government have resumed at their duty posts today after the new year public holiday to the cheery news of approval for the payment of three months arrears of the new minimum wage for public servants, and the upgrading of some key infrastructure within their work environment.
The development was in consonance with the new minimum wage act which was implemented in the State last November.
The Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, made the announcement during the annual prayer for workers every first work day of the year at the Adeyemi Bero auditorium at the State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.
Welcoming the Civil Servants back to work, Mr. Hakeem appreciated them for their commitment and significant contributions to the THEMES Agenda of the current administration.
Mr. Muri-Okunola promised that the State Government would continue to train and retrain those in its employ and prioritize their welfare
In a remark, the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat stated that Lagos holds the key to Nigeria’s prosperity and as such, its workforce must be dutiful.
Dr Hamzat equally thanked Labour leaders in the State for being professional and for maintaining the peace while negotiating for workers welfare.
Our Correspondent Yemisi Dada reports that
Christian and Muslim Clerics led the hundreds of workers in prayers, while the excited workers later dispersed to their various agencies and parastatals to share the good news of wage arrears to be paid with their colleagues who did not attend the prayer session.