Edo State Gov. Obaseki Increases Minimum Wage To 40,000 Naira

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Gov. Obaseki

Reports have it that the executive governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has increased the minimum wages of workers in the state to forty thousand Naira.

The governor made this known during a speech he renders at the 2022 workers’ day celebration on Sunday (May, 1st).

According to Obaseki, his administration has decided to increase the wages from 30,000 to 40,000 because the old salaries can barely sustain a family in the country’s current bad economy.

In his full words, he said;

 “As we all know, the minimum of N30,000 can barely sustain a family. It will be immoral and mindless of us to continue to pretend that we do not know that our workers are suffering.

“The Government of Edo has now decided to review the minimum for Edo workers from N30,000 to N40,000 a month.

“Undoubtedly, Edo is the first state since the current outbreak of coronavirus to take this initiative.

“Even though we would have loved to pay more, we hope that this little adjustment would enable us to cushion the impact of the inflation that we are faced with.”