Sanwo-Olu to Lagos Workers: We’re Ready to Pay Above N30,000 Minimum Wage

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tuesday assured the state’s workforce of government’s readiness to pay more than the N30,000 benchmark for the National Minimum Wage.

Sanwo-Olu said the implementation of the new minimum wage payment would take off when the Federal Government and labour unions conclude their negotiations.

Lagos State, he said, was drawing up its finances and creating additional revenue sources that would enable his administration sustain the new minimum wage payment.

The governor, who disclosed this during a meeting with the Organised Labour Unions in Alausa, said his government understood the day-by-day challenges being faced by workers in the state to do their tasks, which informed the decision by his administration to pay more than the N30,000 minimum wage benchmark.

“As a government, we take the issue of minimum wage very seriously. We know how important and germane it is to the wellbeing of our people. We are…

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