NLC commends Sanwo-Olu for planned salary increase for civil servants

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Lagos State Government for the planned salary increase for workers in the state’s public service.

The Lagos State NLC Chairman, Funmi Sessi, gave the commendation on Tuesday in Lagos.

Sessi said, ”The announcement came at the right time.

“If we have to look at the motive behind the increment, it is a well thought out planned increase.

“Though, in the agreement that we signed during the 2016 new minimum wage, it was stated that after three years, we will review the wage.

“However, because of the covid-19 pandemic, we could not do anything, yet, after covid-19, we could see the escalation of everything.

“The public sector workers are so appreciative; we welcome this magnanimous extension of goodies from the governor.

“Although, we do not know to what percentage the governor is going to increase the salary by, yet the workers are sure that he will do what will bring a standing ovation from the workers.

“Those in the private sector, including schools, manufacturing, health, and other sectors, the employers should be able to add palliatives to what the workers are earning because of the high cost of living,” she added.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Oct. 4 announced the increase at a meeting with civil servants of the state public service, during his working visit to the state secretariat, Alausa.