Sanwo-Olu plans salary increase for workers
• Promises 100 vehicles for directors
• Lagos meets stakeholders on modalities for sustainable PPP transactions
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said he had concluded plan for upward review of workers’ salaries by the end of the month.
Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this while addressing public servants during a working visit to the state secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja, said the planned salary increase was in view of the current inflation in the country. He commended the workers for their support, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor, who also approved a 25 per cent increase of core establishment duty allowance, said that before the end of the month, the first phase of 100 vehicles for directors in the public service would be delivered.
Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by some of his cabinet members and the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said his administration was committed to improving the welfare of workers and the prompt payment of pensions to retirees in the civil service.
Besides, Sanwo-Olu announced plan to raise the fleet of staff buses deployed to carry workers from their homes to work and back.
The additional buses, he said, would be deployed on new routes to assist those not captured in existing routes. The Head of Service thanked the governor for fulfilling his promises during his first working visit to the secretariat, urging him to further address some issues that had to do with environment, allowances, among others.
IN another development, as part of strategies to continually enhance effective service delivery within the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and the ecosystem in Lagos State, the PPP Office has met with stakeholders on how to foster human capital development and boost a friendlier business environment within government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Special Adviser to the Governor on PPP, Mr. Ope George, while speaking at the workshop, said that the gathering provides an avenue for his office to activate a seamless skill transfer process for the participants.
He stated that the theme for the workshop: “The Science of PPP Process, Policy, Legal and Institutional Frameworks,” could not have been more pertinent than creating a holistic learning experience for everyone.
The science of PPP process, policy, legal and institutional frameworks, according to him, underscores the need to understand PPP philosophy, project negotiation dynamics, project initiation, evaluation, execution and dispute management mechanisms, among others.
He expressed confidence that the facilitators at the workshop would give the participants the much-needed intellectual flavor critical to creating sustainable PPP in Lagos State.
George said that the essence of having PPP ambassadors located in the MDAs is for them to act as representatives of the PPP Office and protect the interest of the office in their various MDAs.