Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the lump sum payment of leave allowance to all staff in the State’s mainstream Civil Service, Local Governments and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) with effect from May, 2016.
A Statement issued by the State Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola today in Alausa, Ikeja explained that the approval was sequel to agreements reached during a meeting with the Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).
Said she, “consequently, leave allowance which is 10% of Annual Basic Salary would henceforth be payable once annually and no longer on a monthly basis. The payments would be in batches”.
Ademola noted that Officers between Grade Levels 1 and 8 would be paid in May, Officers between Grade Levels 9 and 12 would be paid in July; Officers between Grade Levels 13 and 14 would be paid in September while Officers between Grade Levels 15 and 17 would get their annual leave allowances in October.
The Head of Service averred that the gesture was in furtherance of the State Government’s commitment to the welfare of its workforce adding that staff should reciprocate government’s gesture by renewing their dedication and commitment to duty through improved service delivery to the citizenry.
“The above listed Government Functionaries are hereby enjoined to take note of this approval. I implore you to eschew disloyalty, indiscipline, nonchalant attitude and low productivity.” Mrs. Ademola added.