The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that workers will be paid more than N30,000 as minimum wage.
Sanwo-Olu stated this while having a meeting organised by labour unions at the State House in Alausa.
He said, “As a government, we take the issue of minimum wage very seriously. We know how important and germane it is to the well-being of our people. We are technically ready to implement the new minimum wage.
“I made commitment during my previous interactions with the labour unions before my assumption of office and I am still keeping to the promise made. However little it is, we will certainly pay more than N30,000 minimum wage.”
“We understand the position Lagos occupies and we understand the challenges workers are facing in Lagos. If other states can raise up to that amount, I believe Lagos needs to show a bit more to appreciate workers’ contribution to the growth of our State.”
The governor also directed the Commissioner for Finance to address the unpaid arrears of workers medical allowance, and also gave instructions to clear the backlog and make payment to the affected workers.
He disclose that he has approve discounted rent for workers living in state-owned apartments. He added that the welfare programme will improve workers productivity.
The Governor also disclosed the introduction of health insurance scheme, adding that the state will ensure that all workers were covered in the scheme.