Edo State Government Implements N70,000 Minimum Wage for Workers

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Edo State Government Implements N70,000 Minimum Wage for Workers

The Edo State Government has commenced the payment of a new minimum wage of N70,000 to workers, fulfilling its promise to increase the wage from May 2024.

Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the wage increase during the recent inauguration of the Labour House in Benin City, raising the minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000 to mitigate the harsh economic conditions affecting the state’s residents.

In a statement on Sunday, State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, confirmed the payment of May salaries reflecting the new minimum wage.

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This action underscores the Obaseki administration’s commitment 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.”

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Nehikhare urged workers to remain dedicated to their duties and contribute effectively to the administration’s success, reciprocating the government’s commitment to their welfare.

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