In Light of the Gubernatorial election in Lagos, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the workers that if elected, his administration will pay above the 30,000 minimum wage benchmark and policies to improve their welfare would be introduced.
Sanwo-Olu added that the benefits that existed before but were denied during the present administration would be reinstated by his administration when elected on 9th of March, 2019.
The APC governorship candidate gave the assurance on Thursday while addressing civil servants with his deputy, Dr, Obafemi Hamzat, a meeting which was expected to be conveyed by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, but was absent, in Ikeja.
He noted that his administration would consider the civil servant’s welfare because they will drive his vision for the state which is targeted at building an enviable smart city.
While assuring the civil servants that his administration would operate an all-inclusive government, he stated that workers would be engaged, trained and motivated to work effectively for Lagos development.
“As part of the motivation, we will take the minimum wage above the level presented at the National Assembly. And the payment will not exceed the 23rd of every month. This is part of the welfare package we have for civil servants in Lagos.
“We will also ensure a car package for senior staffs that have attained directors’ status in the public service. We cannot allow workers that are required to stay back and work to start looking for bus to convey them home at night.
“On the staff bus, I discovered that civil servants now pay to repair the vehicle. When elected, our administration will replace the rickety vehicles for the staff. All these, we believe would motivate the staff to deliver in every task they have been mandated to do,” he added