Jubilation as Edo begins payment of N70k minimum wage

Workers in Edo have been celebrating the commencement of the payment of N70,000 new minimum wage by the state government.

This is in fulfillment of the promise to increase the minimum wage from May 2024.

In a statement on Sunday, the state commissioner for communication and orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said 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,” Nehikhare said.

“This is in fulfillment 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 commissioner advised workers to be committed to their duties and contribute effectively to ensuring the governor’s administration ends on a good note.

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