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After Re-election, Sanwo-Olu Announces 20% Salary Increase For Lagos Civil Servants




After Re-election, Sanwo-Olu Announces 20% Salary Increase For Lagos Civil Servants
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor and 2023 governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a 20 per cent increase in the salaries of civil servants in the state.

Naija News reports that the development was confirmed in a statement on Monday by the Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

According to Muri-Okunola, the salary increase only affects mainstream public service.

Others to benefit from the new structure that takes effect from January 1, 2023, including those in local government areas, local council development areas and the State Universal Basic Education Board.

“Furthermore, kindly note that the arrears for month of January 2023 will be paid along with salaries for the month of March, while the arrears for the month of February 2023 will be paid together with the month of April 2023,” the statement noted.

It added: “This action further demonstrates the administration’s commitment to staff welfare. Public servants are enjoined to show more commitment and dedication in the delivery of quality service to the citizens of the state.

“Accordingly, all accounting officers are to note the content of this circular and give it the service-wide publicity it deserves.”

Naija News reports that the announcement was coming hours after Sanwo-Olu won his re-election bid at the 2023 governorship election conducted on Saturday, March 18.

Election Results Not Reflection Of The Will Of Lagos People – Afenifere

Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, in Lagos State, has rejected the just-concluded governorship election in the state.

Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last weekend declared Governor Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the election that was marred by intimidation, voter suppression and violence.

Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Lagos State leader and Chairman of Afenifere, Supo Shonibare, and Otunba Tunde Onakoya, stated that the election can not be said to be the will of the people of Lagos.

The group called for the immediate cancellation of the governorship and House of Assembly elections held in the state.

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Afenifere stated that the exercise was fraught with irregularities, adding that videos of intimidation of voters, either by direct threats or violence and the suppression of voters, are rife and viral. Read the full statement here…