- The Edo government announces approval of a new minimum wage of N30,000 to workers in the state
- Crusoe Osagie, spokesperson to Governor Godwin Obaseki, says the new wage would reflect in the salaries of workers from January 2020
- Osagie notes that the governor is focused on boosting the welfare of workers in the state
Days into 2020, the Edo government has approved a new minimum wage of N30,000 to workers in the state, a statement from Crusoe Osagie, special adviser on media and communication strategy to Governor Godwin Obaseki, has said.
Osagie made the announcement on Tuesday, January 7, adding that this comes with an adjustment of the government’s payroll.
Following the announcement, workers in the state would start enjoying the new wage from January 2020.
He added that Obaseki had made the promise on the new wage in his new year broadcast to the people of Edo state.
“The Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has commenced the payment of the new minimum wage. The payment kicked off officially from January 2020 and workers are expected to notice adjustment in their salaries and wages starting from this month.
“We have made a necessary adjustment to our payroll to ensure the full commencement of the new minimum wage. This is in line with our determination for a robust welfare scheme for workers in the state,” Osagie said in the statement.
According to him, the welfare of workers in the state is a major priority of the governor and his administration.
Legit.ng reports that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) recently said only 10 states have concluded negotiations with workers on consequential adjustments and are ready to implement the minimum wage law.
The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said that the union would declare trade dispute with three states - Cross River, Kogi and Taraba, for failing to initiate talks with workers’ representatives on the implementation of the new wage.
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