Obaseki pays N70,000 minimum wage to Edo workers

The Edo state government has paid the N70,000 new minimum wage to workers.

The development is in fulfilment of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s promise to increase the minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000 begining from the month of May, 2024.

Obaseki had while announcing the upward review of workers salaries said it initiative is geared “to reflect the current economic realities of the country and cushion the impacts of the harsh economy on the people of the State.” 

In a statement, Edo 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 Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to the welfare of Edo workers.

According to him, “The Edo State Government has paid the May salaries of workers in the State, reflecting the implementation of the N70,000 new minimum wage. 

“It is also in furtherance of the commitment of the State Government to meet its statutory obligation even before the end of the month.” 

Nehikhare urged workers to be committed to their duties, while contributing effectively to ensuring the governor finishes strong, to reciprocate the gesture by the state government.