Jubilations as Edo Governor Obaseki Announces New Minimum Wage for Workers

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000 for civil servants within the state.

This announcement was made public through a press release on the government’s official X account and is set to take effect starting May 1, 2024.

This development came as Governor Obaseki inaugurated the newly built Labour House, claimed to be the most magnificent of its kind in Nigeria. In a nod to his commitment to labor rights, the governor named the building after Comrade Sen. Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, a distinguished labor union leader from Edo State.

This wage increase marks a rise from the previous minimum wage of N40,000, set back in May 2022. This adjustment in wage policy reflects the state government’s recognition of the need for improved living standards for its civil workforce.

Moreover, there are rumors that President Bola Tinubu might align with this progressive step by announcing a new national minimum wage on May 1, in honor of International Labour Day, potentially backdating its implementation to April.


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