Obaseki Approves N70,000 Minimum Wage for Edo State Civil Servants

The announcement was made by Governor Obaseki during the commissioning ceremony of the new Labour House in Edo State on Monday.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki Google

To improve the welfare of civil servants in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has granted approval for a significant increase in the minimum wage. Effective from May 1st, 2024, civil servants in the state will now receive a minimum wage of N70,000.

The announcement was made by Governor Obaseki during the commissioning ceremony of the new Labour House in Edo State on Monday.

Stressing the vital role of the civil service in driving development and progress, the governor highlighted the importance of providing adequate remuneration to this segment of the workforce.

This decision comes amidst nationwide discussions on minimum wage adjustments. Previously, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had advocated for a minimum wage of N615,000 for workers across the country. 

In response to these demands, President Bola Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, established a 37-member panel to address the issue. During the inaugural meeting of the panel, Shettima urged members to expedite the resolution process, emphasizing the urgency as the current minimum wage of N30,000 was set to expire at the end of March 2024. Governor Obaseki's approval of the N70,000 minimum wage for civil servants in Edo State reflects a commitment to improving the living standards of workers and ensuring their contributions are duly recognized.

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