Amidst workers' clamour for N56,000 minimum wage, the Comrade-Governor, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has set a new pace by approving N25,000 minimum wage for Edo workers from the initial N18,000.
Oshiomhole, who made the announcement of the new minimum wage today at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City during the 2016 workers' day rally, said the new WAGE will take effect immediately.
“With effect from today, the new minimum wage for government workers shall now be N25,000, and the new minimum wage will cut across board.
The workers who before the announcement, expressed dissatisfaction over the poor welfare and seeming government’s insensitivity to the welfare of its workersvjumped for joy and happily marched in appreciation of the new minimum wage as announced by the Governor.
Earlier in their respective speeches, the Chairman of NLC, Comrade Emma Ademokun and his TUC counterpart, Comrade Ohue Marshal, expressed concern over the persistent scarcity of petroleum product, epileptic power supply and illegal electricity tariff increase, spiral increase in cost of living, insecurity, kidnapping, rampaging herdsmen, Boko haram, irregular payment of salaries resulting in accumulation of arrears, growing rate of unemployment with the attendant social vices.