Sanwo-Olu Didn't Increase Minimum Wage, Lagos Govt.

Says the governor was wrongly quoted.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state X (Formally Twitter)

The Lagos State government has clarified a report circulating on social media claiming that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has increased the minimum wage in Lagos to N70,000.

An explanation given by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a press statement on Thursday noted that the governor was wrongly quoted.

Omotoso said, The Lagos State Government has not increased the minimum wage, contrary to the impression in some media reports, which emerged from the uncovering of Eko Cares, the umbrella for the different interventions to safeguard the poor against the effects of the prevailing economic hardship.

Governor Sanwo-Olu has been wrongly quoted as stating that a new minimum wage of N70,000 had been made public. This is incorrect; the governor never said so. He affirmed that since January, civil servants have been earning the N35,000 wage award administered by the Federal Government.

Meanwhile, those who are paid N35,000 now earn N70,000. He did not make public a new minimum wage of N70,000.

I know that, by God's grace, very soon we’ll see a new minimum wage that will be accepted for the federal government and for the state government. The civil servants and all public officers know that since January, we have continued to pay the minimum wage of N35,000 over and above what they were earning before.

People who were paid a minimum of N35,000 to N40,000 before are now earning over N70,000. So, it’s important for people to know and for us to lay this out very clearly. This government has doubled up and has not left its citizens on their own.

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