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Workers’ Day: Edo Breaks Record As Governor Obaseki Announces New Minimum Wage

  • Workers in Edo will be getting more than their colleagues in other states as they will now be receiving N40,000 as minimum wage
  • The good news was announced by Governor Godwin Obaseki during the 2022 Workers’ Day celebration
  • The Edo leader said his government is prepared to make the sacrifices so that workers can live a better life

Edo state – Edo state workers’ minimum wage has been increased from the N30,000 approved by the federal government to N40,000.

This was approved by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, May 1, in commemoration of this year’s Workers’ Day.

While delivering his 2022 Workers’ Day speech, the governor noted that it is common knowledge that the N30,000 can barely sustain a family. He said it will be immoral to pretend not to know that workers are going through so much hardship, The Guardian reports.

The government of Edo have 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.”

Sharing photos on his Twitter handle, the Edo leader said his government is ready to make sacrifices as workers’ welfare is its number one priority.

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