Edo govt increases minimum wage to N40,000

The Edo State Government has increased the minimum wage for workers in the state from N30,000 to N40,000.

This was confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Obaseki also announced the reduction of working days from five to three, as residents continue to battle with the effect of the petrol subsidy removal.

He assured that his administration would stand with workers “in these very challenging times”.

Obaseki also said his administration would do all within its power to ameliorate the sufferings of residents.

“As a proactive government, we have since taken the step to increase the minimum wage paid to workers in Edo state from the approved N30,000 to N40,000, the highest in the country today,” the statement read in part.

It added that “the Edo State government is hereby reducing the number of work days that civil and public servants will have to commute to their workplaces from five days a week to three days a week till further notice. Workers will now work from home two days every week.”