Gov Obaseki Approves N70k Minimum Wage For Civil Servants Months To Guber Election

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced an increase in the minimum wage for workers in the state from N40,000 to N70,000.

The governor made this announcement during the inauguration of the newly constructed Labour House secretariat complex for labor unions in the state.

The building is situated along Temboga Road, Ikpoba-Hill, in Benin City, the state capital.

Obaseki named the Labour House after Adams Oshiomhole, the senator representing Edo North and the immediate past governor of the state.

It is worth noting that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had requested N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country.

This agreement by the labor unions came after President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, established a 37-member panel on January 30 at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja.

The panel, which includes members from federal and state governments, the private sector, and organised labour, has been given the responsibility of suggesting a new national minimum wage.

During the panel’s first meeting, Shettima encouraged members to quickly reach a decision and submit their reports promptly, as the current N30,000 minimum wage will expire by the end of March 2024.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.