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Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Pledges Investment in Workers’ Education, Skills Development during May Day Celebration

During the Workers’ Day celebration at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu affirmed his commitment to investing in the education and skill development of workers to enhance their efficiency.

He stressed the importance of creating a more inclusive and equitable society that prioritizes the interests of workers. Sanwo-Olu pledged to continue allocating resources to education, training, and skills enhancement programs, recognizing the crucial role workers play in driving progress and prosperity in society. He reiterated his commitment to ensuring that every worker is respected, empowered, and able to live with dignity and pride.

Governor Sanwo-Olu also outlined several intervention measures implemented by his administration to mitigate the impact of the challenging economic conditions on Lagosians, particularly workers.

These interventions include the implementation of the N35,000 wage award for public servants, effective from December 2023, and the reintroduction of a 25% basic salary incentive for core establishment agencies. Additionally, his government introduced a worktime flexibility policy, allowing civil servants on Grade Levels 1 – 14 to work from home twice a week and those on Grade Levels 15 – 17 to do so once a week, starting from February 28, 2024.

Sanwo-Olu emphasized the significance of Workers’ Day and reassured workers of his administration’s unwavering support.

Despite the prevailing economic challenges, he pledged to prioritize the welfare and well-being of workers in Lagos State. The governor’s remarks underscored his commitment to fostering a conducive environment for workers to thrive and contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.

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