Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has increased the yearly subvention for housing facilities for the 98,534 civil servants in the state from ₦100 million to a whooping N1 billion.

The Lagos State government Head of Service, Mr. Bode Agoro disclosed this during the ministerial briefing of the first year of the second term of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration.

He noted that the number of civil servants in the state has risen to 98,534 with the local governments inclusive.

Agoro said the governor also increased the yearly subvention for car refurbishment loan facility to enable members of staff maintain their personal vehicles from ₦100 million to N1 billion.

He said, “Kindly permit me to also acquaint you with the monumental strides of Mr. Governor via his gracious approval for the 100 per cent upward review of staff housing loans entitlement to various categories of Public Servants to enable them purchase parcels of land/ renovate existing ones. This bill has been passed by the House of Assembly awaiting the final assent of Mr. Governor that is .Grade Level 1-4 ₦400,000 to ₦800,000 Grade Level 5-8 – ₦600,000 to ₦1,200,000 Grade Level. 9-14 – ₦800,000 to ₦1,600,000 Grade Level 15-17 – ₦1,000,000 to ₦2,000,000.”

The Head of Service explained that the Staff Housing and Loans Board was established in 1976 primarily to cater for the ever-increasing demand for government staff quarters by providing decent and affordable housing units to public servants and also make provision for soft loans to enable members of staff have access to funds to purchase parcels of land towards building their own houses/renovate existing ones as well as refurbishing their personal vehicles.


Harping of the welfare packages for civil servants he said the Governor has approved the allotment of two Blocks each to the Staff Housing Board in all completed Housing Scheme executed by the Ministry of Housing in the state.