Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the state is ready to pay more than the N30,000 benchmark National Minimum Wage to its workers.
Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said the implementation of the new minimum wage payment would take off when the Federal Government and labour unions conclude their negotiations.
According to him, the state is drawing up its finances and creating additional revenue sources that will enable it to sustain the new minimum wage payment.
The Governor made these disclosures during a meeting with Organised Labour Unions held at the State House in Alausa.
Sanwo-Olu said his Government understood the day-by-day challenges being faced by workers in the State to do their tasks, which informed the decision by his administration to pay more than the N30,000 minimum wage benchmark.
The addition, the Governor pointed out, was to motivate workers and encourage them to cope with challenges that may hinder their productivity.