Lagos State Increases Salaries

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recently made a heartwarming announcement that will bring joy to the lives of many civil servants in the mainstream public service.


In a statement released on Monday by the Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, it was revealed that civil servants, including those in local government areas, local council development areas, and the State Universal Basic Education Board, will receive a 20 per cent increase in their salaries.


This development will take effect from January 1, 2023, and is a clear indication of the government’s commitment to improving the welfare of its workforce.


In addition, the statement mentioned that the arears for the month of January 2023 will be paid alongside the salaries for March, while the arrears for February 2023 will be paid together with April 2023.


The announcement is a clear indication of the government’s recognition of the importance of the civil service in driving the growth and development of the state. Therefore, public servants are encouraged to show more commitment and dedication in delivering quality service to the citizens of Lagos State.


Furthermore, all accounting officers have been instructed to take note of the circular and ensure that it receives the service-wide publicity it deserves.


Overall, this move by the Lagos State government is a commendable step towards improving the standard of living of its workforce and will go a long way in motivating civil servants to work even harder towards achieving the government’s goals and objectives.