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Our Administration Will Implement The New Minimum Approved By FG - Sanwo-Olu

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 02nd May, 2024 -

Sanwo-Olu said his administration will continue to ensure good welfare packages for all the workers in the state.

Lagos State governor, Mr. Ba­bajide Sanwo-Olu has given workers in the state assurance that his government will implement the new minimum wage that is approved by the Federal Govern­ment.
He stated this while expressing his committment to demands of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) during the Workers’ Day celebration held on Wednesday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos.
The governor, while speak­ing on the current fuel scarcity, advised Lagos residents against panic buying and storage of pre­mium motor spirit, popularly known as petrol, saying the Fed­eral Government and the major stakeholders in the oil sector are working round the clock to end the fuel scarcity.
He said he has received as­surances from the authorities that there is enough fuel at tank stations, and the distribution of the product will be intensified to ease the current fuel scarcity across the country.
The governor promised to look at some of the demands of various unions in the state, say­ing that his administration will continue to ensure good welfare packages for all the workers in the state.
He praised all the committed, dedicated, resilient, and passion­ate workers in Lagos State for their contributions across all sectors in building and shaping the state, even in the face of challenges.
He said: “This year’s theme, ‘People First,’ resonates deeply with our administration’s phi­losophy, which is underpinned by our firm belief in prioritising the welfare of our people.
“Through various measures, policies, and initiatives, we have demonstrated that the interest and welfare of the people come first and remain the ultimate goal of all our actions. Our response actions are geared towards miti­gating the impact of these trying times and offering support to both our workers and citizens alike.
“We have been steadfast and intentional in implementing our social intervention programmes, providing crucial assistance to those in need throughout the state. From subsidised food items through our Ounje Eko, and Eko Cares initiatives to incentives on social services, we have made tangible differences in countless lives.
“Healthcare initiatives that ensure access to quality medical services for all, transportation support, and educational oppor­tunities for our children exempli­fy our commitment to creating a Lagos where everyone has a fair chance to thrive. Our dedication to putting people first extends be­yond mere words.”
Speaking on his administra­tion’s commitment to workers’ welfare, Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “As we look towards the future, I want to reaffirm our commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable society in which the interests of workers receive the attention it deserves.
“We will continue to invest in education, training, and skills development to equip our work­force with the tools they need to succeed in their places of work because we recognise the vital role that workers play in driving progress and prosperity in our society. And we pledge to build a future where every worker is respected, empowered and able to live with dignity and pride.”
In their respective speeches, the Chairperson of NLC, Lagos State Council, Comrade Agnes Funmi Sessi and her TUC counter­part, Comrade Gbenga Ekundayo, praised Governor Sanwo-Olu for making workers’ welfare a priori­ty of his administration.
They urged Governor San­wo-Olu to implement the agreed minimum wage, expected to be announced by the Federal Gov­ernment.
Sessi said: “Let me use this unique occasion of May Day to commend and appreciate our Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for all his interventions to cush­ion the effect of the economic problems and ameliorate the suf­fering of the workers in the state.
“We all witnessed his policy on the last reduction in BRT transportation, the setting up of a discounted food mart, the three-day working policy, the payment of a 20 percent increment in sal­ary, the full implementation of N35,000 wage award as approved by the Federal Government, and prompt payment of salary.”
Comrade Ekundayo com­mended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his prompt action in implement­ing the wage award for all public servants in Lagos State, noting that the swift response has provid­ed much-needed relief to mitigate the adverse combined effects of the recent subsidy removal and devaluation of the naira.
“Lagos has been at the fore­front of implementing welfare programmes that positively impact workers, and your (Gov­ernor Sanwo-Olu) dedication to this course is deeply appreciated. Your commitment to prioritising the welfare of your people is per­fectly aligned with our core belief of placing citizens first,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Mr. Afolabi Ayan­tayo, commended the leadership of the organised labour for their maturity, understanding, and steadfast support for the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
He said: “The theme of this year’s May Day, which is ‘People First,’ resonates profoundly with the resolve of the Babajide San­wo-Olu administration in placing the welfare and empowerment of every worker within Lagos State beyond other considerations.
“Under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State government has implemented a plethora of social intervention programmes that are targeted at enhancing the well-being of the populace.”
During the May Day celebra­tion attended by thousands of workers from the public and pri­vate sectors, over 50 unions from different sectors took part in the march past.

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