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I approved N70,000 minimum wage due to removal of fuel subsidy – Gov Obaseki

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday stated he authorised a brand new minimal wage of N70,000 for civil servants within the state as a result of financial hardship occasioned by the elimination of gasoline subsidy by the Federal Authorities.

DAILY POST studies that Obaseki stated this whereas addressing staff throughout the Might Day celebration at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin Metropolis.

“Two days in the past, I introduced that now we have raised the minimal wage in Edo State from N40,000 month-to-month to N70,000 month-to-month, a rise of over 75 per cent.

“It is because we all know and really feel the hardship which most of you expertise every day.

“For nearly a yr now gasoline subsidy have been eliminated, alternate charges are greater than double and meals costs have gone above the roof to the extent which you could barely purchase these issues that you simply used to purchase for your self and household.

“We’re empathetic authorities, we can’t say we have no idea, and if we all know we can’t sit down and do nothing about it. That is among the causes that we stated, though will probably be a pressure on us, we must always do what is anticipated by rising the minimal wage,” he stated.

Obaseki assured staff within the state employment that the N70,000 minimal wage is inside what the state authorities can afford.

He added that if the Federal Authorities decides to approve a minimal wage greater that N70,000, and likewise decides o make funds obtainable to states which they’ve been saving from the elimination of gasoline subsidy, Edo State authorities will alter its minimal wage to that of the Federal Authorities.

The governor, who counseled civil servants within the state for being worthy companions up to now seven and half years, famous that with out them, his administration wouldn’t have been capable of obtain all that it achieved.

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