HomeNewsGov Obaseki Immortalises 'Enemy' Oshiomhole, Raises Minimum Wage To N70,000

Gov Obaseki Immortalises ‘Enemy’ Oshiomhole, Raises Minimum Wage To N70,000

Edo State’s Governor Godwin Obaseki today Monday named the newly-built Labour House after his predecessor and political foe, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, while announcing a new minimum wage of N70,000 for workers.

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Obaseki unveiled the newly built ultra-modern Labour House (Secretariat Complex) for all the workers’ bodies in the state, in Benin City.

His erstwhile political enemy and predecessor, Senator Oshiomhole was seated as Special Guest.

At the event, Obaseki announced the state had increased the minimum wage for workers from N40,000 to N70,000.

Present were presidents of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Oshiomhole, a former NLC President, fell out with Obaseki, his godson and anointed successor in the Edo 2016 gubernatorial election, during the 2020 re-election polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to Obaseki, the new minimum wage regime would take effect from May 1, 2024, during this year’s Workers’ Day.

Edo State pays N40,000 as minimum wage, N10,000 above the National Minimum Wage of N30,000.

Governor Obaseki had increased minimum wage in the state in 2021, when he raised the wage from N30,000 to N40,000.

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