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  • Updated: May 26, 2024

Edo commences payment of N70,000 minimum wage to workers

Edo commences payment of N70,000 minimum wage to workers

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Government has commenced the disbursement of the new N70,000 minimum wage to its workers.

This is contained in a statement on Sunday signed by the State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare.

According to the statement, the payment of the N70,000 minimum wage to the workers further demonstrates the commitment of the Obaseki-led administration to the welfare of Edo workers.

 “The Edo State Government has paid the May salaries of workers in the state, reflecting the implementation of the N70,000 new minimum wage.

“This is in fulfilment of the promise made by Governor Godwin Obaseki to increase the minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000 beginning this May, as part of efforts to cushion the impacts of the harsh economy occasioned by fuel subsidy removal and other economic decisions by the Federal Government.

“It is also in furtherance of the commitment of the state government to meet its statutory obligation even before the end of the month,” the statement reads.

Additionally, the commissioner urged workers to demonstrate dedication in their roles and to contribute to the administration's goals as it approaches its conclusion. 

He encouraged workers to reciprocate the gesture by the state government to their welfare through their commitment and performance.

Recall that during the recent inauguration of the Labour House in Benin City, the state capital, Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the increase of the minimum wage for workers in the state from N40,000 to N70,000 to cushion the impacts of the harsh economy on the people of the state.

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