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Salary Increment: NLC Commends Sanwo-Olu

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The Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday praised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the planned salary increment for workers in the state’s public service.

The Lagos State chapter chairman of the union, Funmi Sessi, described the increment as timely for the state workers.

Sessi also cautioned those tagging the increment as a political move, while also stating that the approval was well thought out.

She said, “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.

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“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.’’

She urged employers of labour to take a cue from the governor to ensure that their employees were well remunerated following the high cost of living in the present economy.

‘’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.

Sessi urged the workers to cooperate with the state governor and ensure that they worked harder to build a state that everyone desired.

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

He said the planned increment was informed by the level of inflation in the country, which had been biting hard on the citizens.

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