In order to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal the Edo State Government has increased the minimum wage for workers in the state from N30,000 to N40,000.
The increment in the minimum wage was announced via a statement released on Tuesday by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The Edo governor also reduced working days from five to three, while the remaining two days will be work from home by civil servants in the state.
He assured that his administration would stand with workers “in these very challenging times”.
Obaseki also said his administration would do all within its power to ameliorate the sufferings of residents.
“As a proactive government, we have since taken the step to increase the minimum wage paid to workers in Edo state from the approved N30,000 to N40,000, the highest in the country today,” the statement read in part.
It added that “the Edo State government is hereby reducing the number of work days that civil and public servants will have to commute to their workplaces from five days a week to three days a week till further notice. Workers will now work from home two days every week.”