Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has announced the increment in salaries of workers in the states civil service. The pay rise from N18, 000 to N25,000 (38.9 percentage increment is expected to take immediate effect.
Governor Oshiomhole announced this during his address to workers during the 2016 May Day celebrations at the Samuel Ogbemidua Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.
He also explained the reason behind the non -appointment of caretaker committees for the 18 local government councils in the state, after the end of the tenure of the immediate-past local government chairmen.
According to him, “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,’’ he said.
The governor said even if the price of oil goes to zero per cent, Edo workers would get their salary alerts before the end of every month.
He promised that he would not use his office to put hardship on any of his workers.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Orhue Marshall, appealed to government to enlist workers in the state in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
According to him, this would enable them to have access to quick and cheap medical facilities, like their colleagues in the Federal Public Service.