Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000 for civil servants in the state, effective from May 1st, 2024.


The governor revealed this while commissioning the new Labour House in Edo state, noting that the civil service as an important section of the work force must be well remunerated to drive development and progress in any setting.


Recall the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country, forcing President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, to set up a 37-member panel to look into the matter.


At the inaugural meeting of the panel, Shettima urged members to ‘speedily’ arrive at a resolution, and submit their reports early as the current N30,000 minimum wage expired at the end of March 2024.


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