Jubilation as Lagos to pay varsity staff minimum wage October

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The Lagos State Government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state with effect from October.

Daily Times Nigeria gathered that some unions in the tertiary institutions had staged protests on Monday.

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All the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had pledged to commence payment of the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to the tertiary institution workers.

“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.

“Government therefore expects that normalcy is sustained as we collectively strive to ensure a guaranteed future for our students and the institutions,” the statement read in part.

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