The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the welfare of public servants in the state is germane, reiterating the commitment of his administration to pay above the thirty thousand Naira Minimum Wage to workers in the State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this yesterday at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja at a separate courtsey visits with the State Leadership of Trade Union Congress, TUC and Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, as well as Executive Members of Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, JNC.
The Governor said the State Government would pay a little more than the minimum wage and also addressed other issues raised by the union leaders given the position that Lagos occupied, adding that this administration was responsive and responsible to ensure that good governance was entrenched.
Speaking earlier, Lagos Chairmen of NLC, Sessi Funmi, and TUC, Gbenga Ekundayo, commended the Governor for being proactive, urging him to enhance the welfare of workers such as Minimum Wage, provision of affordable housing, trainings, Pensions, Health insurance among others.
Also JNC’s Chairman, Lagos State Public Service, pledged the support of workers in the state to Sanwo-Olu administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda while enjoining him to address the issue of non remittance of deductions, the request for appointment of Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matters, Staff welfare, among others.
Present at the meetings were Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Ajibola Ponle, and Union Leaders in the State.