The Lagos State Government has said that the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage in the state civil service is a ‘done-deal’. Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola said this today at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on the forthcoming celebration of the 2019 Public Service Day, which he said had been moved to August for certain reasons.
Muri-Okunola said that the delay in implementation was because the new administration is just trying to settle down as the governor is in the meantime consolidating on getting all the facts and figures regarding the current financial status of the state.
According to the HoS, the public service Day which is celebrated annually globally on June 23rd was to recognize the value of service to humanity as well as to appreciate and recognize workers in the public service and to highlight the contributions of public servants to development efforts worldwide.
Muri-Okunola stated that the theme for this year’s event is ”Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation & Accountable Institutions,” which he said is in line with the state government’s commitment to improving public service delivery to the citizenry.
He urged the workers to roll up their sleeves and gear up for the challenges ahead, as the reward for hard work is more work, saying that there is always room for improvement.