Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Sunday announced the increment of the National Minimum Wage from N18,000 to N25, 000 with immediate effect, for employees in the State Public Servicem as well as prompt payment of outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of Local Government Councils in the state.
Oshiomhole made the announcement yesterday during activities marking the 2016 Workers Day, said that plans had also been concluded to pay staff of Egor Local Government Council who were being owned 13 months arrears of salary, within the next two weeks.
Explaining non -appointment of Caretaker Committees for the 18 local government councils in the state, he said “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,’’.

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