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GOVERNOR Bola Tinubu of Lagos State has approved the 12.5 per cent salary increase for the state civil service. He also plans to establish N4 billion pension scheme for the state workforce.
LAGOS—GOVERNOR Bola Tinubu of Lagos State has approved the 12.5 per cent salary increase for the state civil service. He also plans to establish N4 billion pension scheme for the state workforce.
Governor Tinubu made the disclosure Thursday while addressing the state civil servants at the grand finale of the year 2005 Public Service Week held at state auditorium, Secretariat complex, Alausa, Ikeja.
It would be recalled that the state government had in May 2003 announced plans to increase the salary of its staff by 12/1/2 percent and till date it has not been implemented.
Tinubu, who announced this to the cheering staff who thronged the venue, emphasised the need to stimulate the economy of the state by improving the welfare of workers.
He explained that the increment would have come earlier but for need to take a critical evaluation of how it would benefit the workers maximally.
His words: “Our vision and mission is to create and leave behind the best civil service in the 21st century and without a motivated civil service, government policies can not be executed.”
Tinubu stressed that the purpose of government in any country is to facilitate growth through maximum use of its workforce.
He added that his administration since inception was committed to improving the welfare of its workforce through various re-engineering in order to propel the quality of service delivery despite what he called “financial strangulation” of Lagos State government, by the Federal government.
The governor also promised to buy additional buses to the existing fleet to take staff to and from their homes to the office, adding that a plan was also on to enable staff to own their house.
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