Ambode Approves Payment Of Lump Sum Leave Allowance

The Lagos State Governor, 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 with effect from May, 2016.

A statement issued by the State Head of Service, Olabowale Ademola, on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the approval was sequel to agreements reached during a meeting with the Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council.

Ademola said: “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.

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