The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will review the N40,000 minimum wage to the state’s workers as soon as the federal government revises the revenue allocation formula.
Obaseki disclosed this in his independence anniversary broadcast in Benin.
“We have begun reviewing the minimum wage of our workers which is currently N40,000 (the highest in the country), to increase it as soon as the federal government revises the revenue allocation formula,” he said.
He assured that his administration would continue to ensure prompt payment of salaries and pensions, enhance the work environment and sustain the use of technology to improve efficiency and ease the work process to ensure better service delivery to Edo people.
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He said his administration is taking critical steps within the limits of the resources available to the state by initiating and implementing policies and programmes to respond to the negative impact of the recent fuel subsidy removal policy.
“We have introduced free transport service for passengers on all routes operated by the state-owned Edo City Transport Service (ECTS), among many support programmes that the Edo State government has put in place to reduce the challenge, sufferings and exorbitant cost of living faced by Edo people.