Ahead of Sallah, Obaseki, again, pays N70,000 minimum wage


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid June salaries and pensions of workers and pensioners in Edo State, ahead of the Sallah celebration.

The payment is in fulfillment of his promise to the workers, on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the Edo State Secretariat Complex, in Benin City.

In a statement, Commissioner for Communications and Orientation, Hon. Chris Nehikhare, said: “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid June salary of workers and pensions.

“This is in line with the government’s long-standing practice of meeting its salary obligations before the 26th of every month and to enable our Muslim brothers and sisters to have a good Sallah celebration.”

He reassured them that the government would continue to prioritize the welfare of workers and pensioners in the State.

He noted that the holistic reforms in the public and civil service in the state had made Edo the most attractive public employer in Nigeria.

According to him, “Civil and public servants in Edo State have continued to promptly get payment of their salaries, even after raising the state’s minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000, the highest in the country.

“We will continue to place a premium on the workers’ welfare, ensuring they are well-empowered and supported to deliver optimal and quality services to Edo people.”

Recall that Edo state government on the watch of Obaseki commenced payment of the N70,000 minimum wage in May 2024.

He had announced the increment in minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000 about the start of May in commemoration of Workers’ Day.

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