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Sanwo-Olu Approves Salary Pay Rise For Lagos Civil Servants



Sanwo-Olu Approves 20% Salary Pay Rise For Lagos Civil Servants

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, has approved a 20 percent salary pay rise for civil servants in the state.

Gbenga Akosile, spokesperson to Sanwo-Olu, said the governor approved the remuneration increment on Monday.

Akosile said the salary review would affect workers in “mainstream public service, local government areas & local council dev. areas as well as SUBEB” and the execution would be backdated to January 1, 2023.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today, approves a 20 percent increase in the salaries of civil servants in the mainstream public service, Local Government Areas & Local Council Dev Areas as well as SUBEB,” he wrote on Twitter.

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“The new salary structure takes effect from January 1, 2023.”

The salary increment comes a few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos gubernatorial election held on March 18.

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Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to win the election for a second term of four years.

The Labour Party (LP) came second with 312,329 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trailed in third place with 62,449 votes.

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There were reports of electoral violence and suppression of voters in several locations in Lagos during the election.

Consequently, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, candidate of the LP, said he is “convinced beyond any doubt ” that the outcome of the election does not represent “the wishes of the majority of peaceful Lagosians”.

He also alleged a “collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials” during the poll.

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