Lagos gives 15 percent salary bonus to workers

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. Photo credit: Sun Newspaper

The Lagos State Government will pay its workers 15 percent bonus in the December salary as an end- of-the-year gift, the State Head of Service, Oluseyi Williams, said on Friday.

Mrs. Williams spoke at the end-of-the-year get together and appreciation party for principals and directors in the Ministry of Education.

She said the bonus would be paid along with the December salary any moment from now.

According to her, the bonus is to show that the government is committed to the welfare of workers.

“Some states are owing their workers up to four months salary but that is not the case in Lagos,” she said.

“I was discussing with some HOS and they told me they are looking for money to pay their workers salaries.

“Our workers will receive their December salary any moment from now and I am happy to say it that it will come with 15 per cent bonus.

“Government appreciates your service to the state and urges you to continue to put in your best.

“Wherever you get your daily meal, it is good to put in your best; your reward is on earth,” she said.

The HOS urged the principals and directors to re-double their effort in 2015.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye,thanked the principals and directors for their wonderful performance in 2014.

She urged them to do more in their duties, adding that to whom much is given, much is expected.

“You are a veritable member of the education family and we are here to celebrate you and thank you for taking care of our children in your care.

“As you take care of the children, God will reward you all.

“We are not there yet but with your support, we will get their together,” she said.

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Chairman, Lagos branch commended the government for appreciating the contributions of the principals and directors.

Mr. Raheem also commended the government for introducing Eko project, a World Bank supported project, saying it has improved students performance in many areas.

He said that teachers in Lagos were grossly inadequate and the available ones were not evenly distributed.

“We have few teachers in English, History, Music and Geography.

“The result of last May/June SSCE examination shows students perform poorly; as professionals, we need to come together to discuss and see if this is so.

“We should find out why students are failing English and not other subjects set in the same language,” he said.

Mr. Raheem urged the principals to adopt the ethics of teaching and do things right in their schools.

“Among teachers in Nigeria, teachers in Lagos are outstanding; the motivational activities have helped a lot.

Mr. Raheem urged the government to monitor projects being carried out by some contractors in some schools to ensure quality service.

Abisogun Leigh, former Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, (LASU) commended the government for giving bonus to its workers.

Mr. Leigh, also a former commissioner for education in 1978 in the state, said that Lagos State has performed well in the area of education.

“Teaching is a profession that teaches others, whether it is recognised or not, you should know that what you are doing is noble.

“Education is a wonderful profession and I am proud to be part of it,’’ he said.

The ministry also presented awards to some outstanding directors and principals in the six education districts.



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  • GrantUK

    APC is bribing the workers for 2015 election. Were the workers given this bonus in 2013 December?

    • excel

      When your employer gives you add on, it means he bribed you not that you deserve it.

      • GrantUK

        Were the workers given the add on in Dec 2011, 2012, 2013? Fools, just shut up!

        • Truthnodeydie

          It does not matter when it is given. As Warri people will say “atall atall nai bad”. Some people will not even get salaries for christmas and you are begrudging those that not only got salaries but got bonuses as added incentive. Bad belle dey worry you.

    • Truthnodeydie

      Let Fidifi do the same. The more they give to workers the less they will have to steal.

  • excel

    when the federal government find it difficult to pay civil servant salary, Fashola is giving bonus. what a PROGRESSIVE Government. APC is the CHANGE, is time for PROGRESSIVE CHANGE in Nigeria

    • Otile

      He is just buying votes for his master Ebola Tinubu, the owner of Islamic APC Party.

      • Naija man

        …and what stops your own PDPigs governors from buying votes for their Dumbo leader? Oh i forgot, they don’t even pay their workers salaries, talk more of giving them bonuses- FG civil servants, Benue workers, Abia, etc

        • Olu Ade

          PDP also gave bonus…it was to their political god fathers and thugs…and their Oga’s at the top gave bonus and contract to Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Oritsejafor, etc…and don’t forget that they also considered as bonus leakages such as “stomach infrastructure” and “stealing is not corruption.” The end is near for PDP, I can’t wait for February, 2015 to come.

          • Naija man

            Thanks for the enlightened information jare

  • SAM .A

    Otile and grantUK are like mind, when their mother gave them breakfast in those days , it was bible , when they were bought Christmas cloth , it was bribe , so readers should never mind because it part of their DNA to pour out destructive criticism from their decaying brain. The message these fee dee fee pigs / e- rats can never assimilate because too much fat / sawdust in their skull is, in this days of economic down turn , when a lots of States & Federal can not pay salaries , LAGOS STATE is not only paying salary but it is going to pay bonus. Your civilservants appreciate it GOV . FASHOLA. Thank You.

    • Scrutiny

      I actually have a feeling that Governor Fayose must be having the last laugh.

  • sammyctu ode

    80% of Nigerians live below poverty level however just yesterday the pdp and their corrupt evil men and women raised and contributed N21.7 billion for jonathan’s campaign. Is that a party that cares for Nigerians? NO, NO, NO, PDP IS A PARTY THAT CARES FOR THEIR TINY CRONIES WHILE NIGERIANS ARE WALLOPING IN POVERTY AND PENURY. THANK YOU GOV. FASHOLA AND APC FOR THINKING ABOUT THE MASSES. jimi agbaje you are wasting your time because you are corrupt and surrounded by ex-convicts, corrupt ex-ministers and people who have lost their souls to the devil. APC ALL THE WAY COME FEBRUARY 2015.

    • Lorddaniels

      That’s their private wealth and they are free to spend their money as they like. They are not the reason why you are broke. After all they have same 24 hours as day as you same one head, two legs and two hands. Stop being bitter. Get a life.

    • Tunsj

      They contributed the N21.7 billion in order to cover their backsides.

  • Eze1

    …….arguably one of the best ever governor in Nigeria…..BRF