The Lagos state workers were on Monday, October 14, hit with a good news as Governor Babajide Sanwolu promised that he was ‘technically’ ready to begin the payment of N30,000 minimum wage and above.
Sanwo-Olu made the vow when he hosted members of Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
The governor asked labour leaders to key into government’s agenda on the environment, as well as partner government in sensitizing members on need to have positive attitude on environmental issues.
On his part the chairman, Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council, Razaq Falade, thanked Sanwo-Olu for making the welfare of workers a priority.
Falade called for prompt implementation of the minimum wage to reduce poverty among workers, saying that in two weeks time, the proposed consequential adjustments on the wage issue would be forwarded by the NJC to the Governor.