- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu promised to pay above the N30,000 minimum wage
- According to the governor, paying above the benchmark will motivate and encourage the workers in the state
- The labour leaders commended the Lagos state governor, describing him as a listening governor
As the agitation for the full implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage continues, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has promised to pay above the new national minimum wage.
The Lagos state governor disclosed this on Tuesday, October 15, when he played host to the leaders of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council in Alausa, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu said his administration decided to pay above N30,000 to address the challenges being faced by workers in the state.
He added that the Lagos state government would commence paying the new minimum wage as soon as the ongoing negotiations are concluded by the federal government and labour unions.
Governor Sanwo-Olu further explained that the state government would was already strategising and adjusting its finances to effectively sustain payment of the new minimum wage.
He also noted that paying beyond the N30,000 will motivate the workers in the state, encourage them and improve their productivity.
In their remarks, the labour leaders appreciated Governor Sanwo-Olu, describing as a listening governor.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, also made the pledge to start paying the new minimum wage.
The Ekiti state governor said he decided to implement the new wage with a view to using it as a means to improve the living standard of workers, especially teachers, in the state.
Fayemi believed the implementing the new minimum wage would also spur teachers to be able to deliver their best and reclaim the state's lost glory in education.
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