Lagos State Civil Servants to Work Three Weekdays Due to Increased Cost of Living Concerns

In response to the country’s cost of living crisis, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Thursday that his administration would be implementing a reduction in the number of days civil servants work.

“We want to start with our public servants; immediately from next week, civil servants from lower levels will work three times a week, while those at levels 15-17 can work four times a week,” Sanwo-Olu stated during an ongoing media parley on economic hardship.

Addressing the rising cost of food, the governor also mentioned plans to open more markets across Lagos State where residents can purchase food items at discounted rates.

“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, with a limit of items worth up to N25,000,” he added.

Sanwo-Olu further announced that a 25% reduction in transport services would begin this weekend for the State Public Transport system (BRT, Train, Ferry), and that discussions were ongoing with various transport unions to reduce their fares.

Expressing empathy for citizens, the governor emphasized the need for leaders to address socioeconomic challenges, urging the private sector to contribute by emulating their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details will be provided later…

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