Lagos State Government to Pay Religious Leaders Salaries(Details)


Religious leaders in Lagos might be
integrated into the salary structure of
Lagos State as the government seeks to
re-orientate its residents.

The Lagos State Government has announced plans
to engage some religious leaders, including
pastors and imams, and place them on a salary
The commissioner disclosed that the state
government would continue to interact with
religious leaders, and tasked them to be above
board and encourage their followers to shun
He said: “We shall be willing to even engage
many of them by making provision for their
salaries so that they can assist government to re-
orientate the people for good.
“Imams and Pastors are believed to be men of
God. So we need all of you to help us to
encourage the right values in the society;
particularly in the area of accountability and anti-
“We must remember that the Almighty Allah will
ask all of us to render account of our deeds in the
hereafter. So, the Imams and other religious
clerics should lead us in the right direction
because they are our leaders.”

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