On Monday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, approved a 20 percent pay raise for the state’s government servants.
On his Twitter account, Gbenga Akosile, the governor’s chief press secretary, verified the development.
According to Akosile, the State Universal Basic Education Board and employees in the general public service as well as those working in local governments and LCDAs are included in the compensation review (SUBEB).
He also said that the review would go back to this year’s first of January.
After being elected for a second term, the governor made his decision shortly after.
Sanwo-Olu was proclaimed the victor of the state’s governorship election on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Monday.
In a statement, Akosile stated that “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu today approved a 20 percent rise in the pay of civil officials in the mainstream public service, Local Government Areas & Local Council Dev Areas as well as SUBEB.
“The new wage system will be in place from January 1, 2023.”