Governor Obaseki reduces work days for civil servants to three times a week; increases minimum wage to N40, 000

As part of an effort to lessen the economic impact of the removal of fuel subsidies, the Edo state government has announced a reduction in the number of working days from 5 to 3 days for civil servants in the state.

In a statement released on June 7, Governor Godwin Obaseki, said his government shares the pain of the people and assures them that his administration will stand with them “in this very difficult time. this difficulty”. He also said his administration would do all in its power to ease the suffering of the people.

“After the federal government removed the fuel subsidy, fuel prices skyrocketed, leading to an increase in the price of goods and services as well as the overall cost of living. As a proactive government, we have since taken the step of increasing the minimum wage paid to workers in Edo State from the approved N30,000 to N40,000, the highest in the country. Currently.

We want to assure you that we will continue to pay this amount, and we hope to increase this amount further if the federal government allocates more to our state based on the expected savings due to the removal of the fuel subsidy.

We know the hardship caused by this policy has dramatically increased transportation costs, ingrained in the wages of workers in the state. Therefore, the Edo State Government is hereby reducing the number of working days that public servants and public servants will have to work from five days a week to three days a week until further notice. Now, workers will work from home two days a week.” statement read

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Obaseki added that the state is also working to create more virtual classrooms, thereby reducing the travel costs of parents, teachers and students to school.

“Edo SUBEB will provide details on this initiative in the coming days. To reduce the growing cost of energy for our people, we will continue to work with power companies in the state to improve the supply of electricity to homes and businesses. Likewise, fiber optic connections are being made available to help our employees work remotely, thus reducing transportation costs.”

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