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Workers’ Day: Obaseki increases Edo Minimum Wage to N40, 000

Agency report

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved N40, 000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the state.

The governor, who made the announcement while delivering his 2022 Workers’ day speech, said his government will continue to prioritize the welfare of Edo workers, equipping them with the capacity and environment to deliver efficient and quality service to the people.

Obaseki noted, “As we all know, the minimum of N30, 000 can barely sustain a family. It will be immoral and mindless of us to continue to pretend that we do not know that our workers are suffering.”

“The government of Edo has now decided to review the minimum for Edo workers from N30, 000 to N40, 000 a month. Undoubtedly, Edo is the first state since the current outbreak of coronavirus to take this initiative”, he said.

He continued: “Even though we would have loved to pay more, we hope that this little adjustment would enable us to cushion the impact of the inflation that we are faced with. There is no doubt that the financial implications will be heavy and put another burden on the government.”

“But as a government, we are prepared to make the sacrifices so that the workers can live a better life. Your welfare is our number one priority”, he stated.

Reassuring his government’s relentless support to senior citizens in the state, Obaseki lamented the hardship experienced by pensioners and other senior citizens as a result of the rising cost of food and other items.

He stated, “I am particularly interested in our senior citizens because they are one of the most vulnerable in our society. We took interest in payments of outstanding pensions to our pensioners in spite of the fact that these pensions were held by the previous administration.”

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