LagosState Governor Babatunde Fashola has said the state government remains the first state in the federation to implement the Federal Government approved minimum wage.
He also debunked what he described as the propaganda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on minimum wage in the state’s civil service describing as untrue the allegation that Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state, was sacked from Lagos Public Service. “He retired voluntarily after 27 years of meritorious service”
He however, alleged that ahead of the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in the state, the candidate of the PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, placed posters around the state secretariat, Alausa, promising to implement the National Minimum Wage and pay leave allowances to public servants if voted in.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Mr. Hakeem Bello, explained that the administration of Fashola was not only the first to implement the minimum wage but also added to the N18,000 minimum wage across board.