The Lagos State Government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state with effect from October.
This promised is coming on the heels of the protest on Monday by four trade unions of the Lagos State University, Ojo.
The unions include Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); Non-Academic Staff Union, National Association of Academic Technologists and Staff Association of Nigerian universities.
All the executives of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday and the state house of assembly.
Sources told Fedredsnews that the meeting with the house of assembly started 11:00 am in one of the chambers on the second floor of the state house of assembly.
After careful and robust deliberations, the following were agreed to the following:
1) Minimum wage
Payment to commence from the month of October 2020.
2) Minimum wage Arrears
Arrears to be computed by the University Management and forwarded to the government for implementation
3) The University Management was advised to concentrate more on IGR
4) Earned Allowance
The University Management was advised to come up with the cost implications for government to do the needful.
However, the statement by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, said 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.