– The governor of Edo state, Adams
Oshiomhole has increased minimum wage
for workers in the state from N18,000 to
– The new minimum wage takes effect from
today, May 1
– Oshiomhole promised to pay workers their
salary arrears promptly
– He promised that Edo workers would still
get their salaries before the end of each
month even when the price of oil goes to
It was cheering news for public workers in Edo state, when the state governor Adams
Oshiomhole, announced a new minimum wage with effect from Sunday, May 1, 2016. Oshiomhole who was addressing a rally organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to mark this year's Workers Day' anniversary at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, announced an increment from the present N18, 000 minimum wage to N25, 000. With effect from today, the new minimum wage for government workers shall now be N25,000, Gov Oshiomhole said. The governor also promised prompt payment of salary arrears of staff of local government councils in the state, adding that plans have been concluded to pay staff of Egor local government council who are presently been owned 13 months salaries within the next two weeks.
"With effect from today, the new minimum
wage for government workers shall now be
N25,000, and the new minimum wage will cut across board ," he said.
The workers before the announcement,
expressed apathy, dissatisfaction over the poor welfare and seeming government's insensitivity to the welfare of its workers.
They however jumped for joy and happily
matched in appreciation of the new minimum wage as announced by the governor.