Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, September 15, agreed to pay the new minimum wage/consequential adjustment to workers in state-owned tertiary institutions starting from October 2020.
Recall that Newsbreakers reported that the Lagos tertiary institution staff unions staged a protest yesterday over the failure of the government to pay the #30,000 minimum wage. The workers shut Lagos State University (LASU) gate, barring the students and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN), from gaining entry.
However, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, the state government agreed to cede to the workers’ demands. According to the government, the payment was part of its efforts to maintain peace on the campuses.
Mr Wahab maintained that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu considered education and workers’ welfare top priority. Among the tertiary institutions whose workers will benefit from the development are Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (ACOED), Ijanikin, the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe among others.