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Lagos Govt Set To Reduce Public Servants Working Days Over High Cost Of Living

22 February
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, reaveled that his administration would be reducing public servants working days as part of plans to cushion the cost of living crisis affecting the country.


The Governor made this known to the media on Thursday, where he stated that measures are being taken in order to ease the lives of people working in Lagos.

“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 level 15-17 can work four times in a week,” Sanwo-Olu said during the ongoing media parley on economic hardship.


On the rising cost of food, he added that his administration would open more markets where Lagosians can buy 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. You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,” the governor said.


He added that the 25% reduction on transport services will start this weekend for the State Public Transport system (BRT, Train, Ferry).


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 socioeconomic problems,” Sanwo-Olu said.


He also challenged the private sector to look into what they can do for the citizens by replicating their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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