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Lagos increase minimum wage to 35k, payment begins November

Lagos increase minimum wage to 35k, payment begins November 


Lagos State Government has said it will begin payment of the new minimum wage of N35,000 with effect from this month.

This was contained in a circular dated 27th November, 2019 addressed to heads of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and signed by the Head of Service (HOS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

The HOS said the payment of salary for November is delayed beyond the 23rd day circle in order to process payment of the new wage.

“The consequential increase of the new minimum wage for senior and management grade levels is as follows: GL 07: 30 per cent; GL 08-10: 25 per cent; GL 12-14: 22.5 per cent and GL 15-17: 20 per cent,” Muri-Okunola said.

He said the approved minimum wage and consequential adjustments are more than the Federal Government’s approved recommendation, which demonstrates the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare.

The HOS urged civil/public servants to show “commitment, dedication and selflessness in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of Lagos, whose fulfilment of tax obligations largely contributes to the payment of these salaries.

“In addition, public servants are expected to give unalloyed support to the state government’s agenda, as we collectively strive to actualise set goals.”


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