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February 22, 2024

Hardship: Lagos civil servants to work three days a week — Sanwo-Olu

Hardship: Lagos civil servants to work three days a week — Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced that civil servants from levels 1–14 will begin to work three days a week as part of measures to ease the economic challenges facing residents.

Sanwo-Olu made this announcement during a live media chat, tagged, ‘Sanwo Speaks’ in Lagos on Thursday.

The governor, however, said workers in the teaching sector will maintain the five-day-a-week work schedule, adding that the government will ensure additional transport support for them.

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 level 15-17 can work four times in a week.”

On the rising cost of food, he added that his administration would open more markets where Lagosians can buy food items at discounted rates.

He said, “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.”

Sanwo-Olu 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,” he said.

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