Oshiomhole Increases Edo Minimum Wage To N25, 000

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, May 01, (THEWILL) – Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has announced the increment of the National Minimum Wage from N18,000 to N25, 000 with immediate effect, for employees in the State Public Service.

Oshiomhole made the announcement on Sunday, at the grand finale of activities to mark the 2016 Workers Day, adding that plans had been concluded to pay the outstanding salary arrears of staff of Local Government Councils in the state.

He declared that staff of Egor Local Government Council, who were being owned 13 months arrears of salary, will be paid within the next two weeks saying that the state had been meeting with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and that within the next two weeks, the funds would be released and staff of the council would be paid in full.

He also revealed the reason behind the non -appointment of Caretaker Committees for the 18 local government councils in the state, after the end of the tenure of the immediate-past local government chairmen.

“Rather than appoint caretaker committees for the councils and pay them because they are politicians, we directed the Heads of Personnel Management in the councils to hold forth, so that those monies would be used to run the councils and pay salaries,” he said.

Oshiomhole declared that should the price of oil goes to zero, workers in the state would get their salary before the end of every month assuring that he would not use his office to cause hardship on any of his workers.

Story by David Oputah