- Governor Godwin Obaseki has paid the May salary for workers in the state ahead of the regular 25th of every month benchmark
- The Edo state governor said the move is to enable civil and public servants to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr festivities
- Obaseki's media aide said the welfare of workers is a top priority for the Edo state government
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In a bid to allow Muslims in Edo state to shop ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Governor Godwin Obaseki has paid the May salary.
According to Vanguard, the special adviser to the governor on media, Crusoe Osagie, said the state government paid workers' May salary on Thursday, May 21, ahead of the regular 25th day of every month benchmark.
Osagie said Governor Obaseki approved the payment to provide civil and public servants support to celebrate the festivities despite the economic setbacks caused by Covid-19.
He added that the welfare of workers is a top priority for the Obaseki-led administration.
In another report, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has on Thursday, May 21, passed a vote of confidence on Edo and Ondo governors, Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu.
The former Edo governor said both Obaseki and Akeredolu should be given the party’s ticket for re-election.
Legit.ng gathered that he emphasised that the governors have “performed creditably well and should be returned unless they do not do wish.”
Odigie-Oyegun said his call for the support for the two governors was informed by the agreement reached to settle the leadership crisis at the national level that threatened its existence.
He, however, cautioned the party’s leadership from imposing candidates, calling for free and fair primaries in both states.
According to him, should other members showed interest, the party should accept other aspirants.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has also given directive for the prompt payment of May salaries to workers in the state.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the government to the state ministry of finance, mandating the May salaries to be paid so that Muslims can celebrate Eid festival without financial stress.
Matawalle said his administration is committed to the welfare of the workers in the state. He stressed that since the payment, workers have been trooping to banks in delight.
He charged them to observe all the Covid-19 protocols as directed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the purpose of having a disease-free state.
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