Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised to structure the new minimum wage recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari for the benefit of workers in the state.
According to a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Toro Oladapo, the governor stated this on Thursday during a meeting with civil servants and permanent secretaries at the Secretariat in Ikeja, the state capital.
On the issue around the minimum wage, we are going to sort that out very soon and I will make sure that whilst we do the work that we are meant to do, your take home will begin to take you home, but Lagosian have to feel it from day one from the way we speak to them and from the way we take their records, he stated.
Speaking during a familiarization tour of offices in the Secretariat, the governor acknowledged that there were challenges.
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While urging the workers not to be deterred, he appealed to them to imbibe the right attitude to work, stressing they cannot afford to fail residents of the state at this critical time.
I just want to say to Lagosian that new things will begin to happen. Yes, there are issues and that is why there is a word issue.
There will be issues, there will be challenges but out of it, looking at all your faces, we cannot afford to fail the citizens at this period.
So, my charge is this: whatever we know that we are not doing so well even in the period of Ramadan, let’s ask God for forgiveness, he said.
Sanwo-Olu also admonished the civil servants to be agents of change, assuring them that their concerns would be addressed.
He, however, wants them to reciprocate his good intention through hard work and innovations to bring about the desired changes and development.
Sanwo-Olu’s remark comes barely 24 hours after being inaugurated as the governor of the state at the Tafawa Balewa Square.