Lagos - The Lagos State government is planning to increase the salaries of its workers this year in line with agreements to review these upwards every three years.
The State Commissioner for the Establishment, Training and Pension, Florence Modupeola Oguntuase, disclosed this while declaring officially opening the 2014 Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council bi-annual meeting.
She however said the actual percentage of the increment is not yet known.
Oguntuase meanwhile said the committee was addressing the seeming rancour at the state University (LASU).
She said the state executive council has been meeting with the different stakeholders adding that compromise on the matter is very realistic.
In a goodwill message, the State Head of Service, Oluseyi Williams called on the workers’ unions to observe diligence and due process while making their demands and promised speedy and full implementation when approved by the State Executive Council.
She said most staff were neglecting the free medical check-up instituted by Government.
The Vice Chairman of the Negotiating Council, Femi Oyegoke, challenged the State Government to improve the welfare of its staff.
“The architects of good government are the civil servants,” he said.
While calling on the upward review of the workers’ salaries, he said he was aware of the improvement in the state internally generated revenue (IGR) and the Federal Allocation to the State.
Oyegoke opined that the teachers’ allowance should be restored to 27.5 percent from the present 11 percent.
– CAJ News
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