Following the staged protests by academic/non-staff unions on Monday, the Lagos state government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions with effect from October.
According to Punch, all the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday while resulted in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu pledging to commence payment of the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to the tertiary institution workers.
A statement released by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab further disclosed the latest development.
“Following a meeting of relevant stakeholders on the agitations for the implementation of the new minimum wage held on Tuesday 15, 2020, it is hereby notified that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has affirmed the state government’s commitment to paying the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to all staff of all state-owned tertiary institutions with effect from October, 2020,” the statement read in part.
It added, “Government therefore expects that normalcy is sustained as we collectively strive to ensure a guaranteed future for our students and the institutions.”
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