Economic Hardship: Governor Sanwo-Olu Asks Lagos Civil Servants To Work Three Days A Week


Feb 22, 2024

As part of measures to mitigate the harsh living conditions, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Thursday that his administration would be reducing public servants working days.

ADULAWO News reports that Sanwo-Olu said the move was part of plans to cushion the cost of living crisis in the country.

The Governor made this known during an ongoing media parley on economic hardship.
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He said, “We want to start with our public servants, immediately from next week, civil servants from the lower level will be working like three times a week, and those from levels 15–17 can work four times a week.”

Sanwo-Olu said his administration would open more markets where Lagosians can buy food items at discounted rates to cushion the rising cost of food.

“We will open Sunday markets in at least 42 identified markets across Lagos State. You will be able to buy food items at a discounted price. You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,” the governor said.
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He added that the 25% reduction in transport services will start this weekend for the state public transport system (BRT, train, ferry).
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The governor noted that his administration was also in discussions with various transport unions to reduce their fares.

“First is to express empathy with our citizens. We are not unmindful of the situation, as leaders, we must be able to solve socio-economic problems,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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