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How Masters Degree Holder Was Sacked By Lagos Ministry For Disclosing N35,000 Salary



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The Lagos government has sacked a graduate and Masters Degree holder from  Lagos State University, LASU, Mr Toyemej Joseph Juwonlo, for disclosing his salary.

According to Naija News, Joseph Juwonlo, a father of three children, was sacked after he revealed his monthly salary as a drainage cleaner, which was hitherto kept secret within the Ministry.

The Ministry officials were said to have become angry after the conditions of service were made public and the Governor asked to know why he was engaged with such ridiculous salary even as a Lagosian.

However, instead of addressing the issue as requested by the Governor, he was asked to stop work without payment for the days he had cleaned drainages in the state.

The embattled Juwonlo started work last month and had to trek from his house at Meiran area to Ikotun every morning to do the job after the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources had engaged him as Drainage Supervisor meaning to clean gutters at the Ikotun axis.

The 49-year old Juwonlo had studied Banking and Finance as first degree before he went for his Masters in Business Financing and had worked many places before starting his own business as a freight forwarder, which eventually collapsed due to the economic situation in the country.

He was said to have been out of a job since 2014 and could not feed his family. The embattled Juwonlo said that he had written several applications for the past seven years and looked for both Government and private jobs to no avail before he was informed about the work to clean drainages under the Ministry, and he decided to take the job instead of continuing to stay idle.

He had earlier said that he did not know his fate in the job and did not know if it was a contract job or not but was told that it was from the Ministry.

Juwonlo’s condition attracted many public reactions in the Ikotun area, where he worked as many stressed that it was indicative that the Government is not ready to assist its citizens.

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