April 22, 2024

Cost of living: Lagos civil servants to work three days a week

Cost of living: Lagos civil servants to work three days a week

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Thursday, said his administration would be reducing public servants working days as part of measures to lessen the cost-of-living crisis in the country.

The governor, during the ongoing media parley on economic hardship, 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 level 15-17 can work four times in a week.”

On the rising cost of food, he explained that his administration would open more markets where Lagosians could 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 stated that the 25% reduction on transport services will start this weekend for the State Public Transport system (BRT, Train, Ferry).

Sanwo-Olu 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.

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