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Obaseki begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage

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Edo State government has commenced the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the state, with the adjustment of government’s payroll, among other modalities, concluded for workers to receive the new wage at the end of this month.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, stated in Benin City yesterday that the commencement of the new wage was reiterated in his principal’s New Year broadcast. Osagie said though modalities for the payment of the new wage was finalised during the preparation of the 2020 budget, the governor, in his New Year message, made it clear that the payment would start in January 2020.

He stated, “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 necessary adjustments 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.”According to him, workers’ welfare in the state remains a priority for the Governor Obaseki-led administration as part of efforts to motivate public servants for optimal service delivery.

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