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Edo State Government Begins Paying N70,000 Minimum Wage to Workers

Gov Obaseki announce new minimum wage of N70,000 in Edo
Edo Government begins payment of new N70,000 minimum wage

The Edo State Government has started paying the N70,000 new minimum wage to workers in the state, fulfilling its promise to increase the minimum wage from May 2024.

During the recent inauguration of the Labour House in Benin City, Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the increase of the minimum wage for workers in the state from N40,000 to N70,000 to ameliorate the effects of the daunting economy on the people of Edo state.

The State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, confirmed the payment of the N70,000 minimum wage to the workers, stating that it demonstrates the commitment of the Obaseki-led administration to the welfare of Edo workers.

The payment of the new minimum wage is in fulfillment of the promise made by Governor Godwin Obaseki to increase the minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000 beginning in May, as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of the challenging economy resulting from fuel subsidy removal and other economic decisions by the Federal Government

The payment of the N70,000 minimum wage further demonstrates the commitment of the state government to meet its statutory obligation even before the end of the month, and the commissioner urged workers to be committed to their duties and reciprocate the gesture by the state government to their welfare.

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