- Workers in Edo will be paid more than their counterparts in other states as they will now be paid N40,000 as minimum wage
- That was good news announced by Governor Godwin Obaseki during the 2022 Workers’ Day celebrations
- The Edo leader said his government is willing to make sacrifices so that workers can have a better life< /strong>
Edo State – The minimum wage for workers in Edo State has been increased from the N30,000 approved by the federal government to 30,000 N raises N40,000.
This was approved by the state’s Governor Godwin Obaseki on Sunday, May 1st to mark this year’s Workers’ Day.
While delivering his Labor Day 2022 speech, the governor noted that it is common knowledge that the N30,000 can barely support a family. He said it was immoral to pretend he didn’t know workers were going through so much misery, reports The Guardian.
“The Edo government has now decided to increase the minimum for Edo workers from N30,000 to N40,000 per month. Undoubtedly, Edo is the first state to take this initiative since the current coronavirus outbreak.”
The Edo leader shared photos on his Twitter account and said his government is willing to make sacrifices as workers’ welfare is their number one priority.
Nigerians welcome Obaseki
< p class="align-left">After the governor shared photos from the event and announced the new minimum wage, some Nigerians went to the comments section to praise it.
Adjoto @AdjotoII wrote:
“Very thoughtful of you sir . May God continue to protect, bless and guide you. Keep up the good work.”
OLADAPO ADEBAYO-JOGH @ODABJogh commented:
” That is commendable, I am impressed that you have taken a leadership role to ensure the welfare of workers is taken into account and now it’s time for the workers to be professional too, to give the government a good name for controlling the corrupt system that can be cured by taking the RIGHT steps.”
2012 retirees protest in Edo
During the state’s 2022 Workers’ Day celebrations, some retirees who retired in 2012 protested at not paying their tips, reports Daily Trust.
Dressed in black, they carried placards as they appealed to Obaseki save them by paying their tips.
However, the governor announced that his government has switched to the contributory pension system to avoid cases where retirees are owed.
States have yet to introduce minimum wage
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, President Muhammadu Buh ari awarded the M statutory minimum wage of N30,000.
States included Imo, Benue, Anambra, Kano, Bauchi, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa and Taraba.
Some states are said to have even cut workers’ salaries.