Edo Govt. Implements N70,000 Minimum Wage For Workers.

Edo Govt. Implements N70,000 Minimum Wage For Workers.
Edo Govt. Implements N70,000 Minimum Wage For Workers.

The Edo State government has initiated the N70,000 minimum wage payments for its workers, as confirmed by Odion Olaye, the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Edo State. This development comes in fulfilment of the state government’s commitment to enhance the workers’ economic well-being.

Olaye extolled Governor Godwin Obaseki’s resolve to prioritize workers’ welfare with this wage increment. He encouraged the state’s workforce to reciprocate this gesture through increased productivity and wealth creation for Edo State.

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“The implementation of the new N70,000 minimum wage for our workers is now a reality,” Olaye stated. “This move by the governor is a clear indication of his dedication to the interests of Edo workers.”

Governor Obaseki had initially announced this wage adjustment during the opening ceremony of the Labour House on April 29, 2024, in Benin City.

In conclusion, the decision, which saw an increase from the previous N40,000 minimum wage, was made in response to the current economic requirements of the nation.

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