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Obaseki Pays June Salaries, Pensions Ahead Of Sallah Celebration



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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has fulfilled his promise to workers by paying June salaries and pensions ahead of the Sallah celebration, News About Nigeria reports.

This announcement was made by the state commissioner for communications and orientation, Chris Nehikhare, on Friday.

Governor Obaseki assured workers of this payment on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Edo State Secretariat Complex in Benin City.

In his statement, Commissioner Nehikhare highlighted the government’s commitment to its salary obligations, noting, “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid June salaries and pensions. This aligns with our long-standing practice of meeting salary obligations before the 26th of every month, enabling our Muslim brothers and sisters to have a good Sallah celebration.”

Nehikhare reassured that the government remains dedicated to prioritising the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state.

He said that the comprehensive reforms in the public and civil services have made Edo the most attractive public employer in Nigeria.

He added, “Civil and public servants in Edo State continue to receive their salaries promptly, even after raising the state’s minimum wage from N40,000 to N70,000, the highest in the country. We will continue to place a premium on workers’ welfare, ensuring they are well-empowered and supported to deliver optimal and quality services to the people of Edo.”

In related news, the Federal Government has declared Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, 2024, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Kabir festival.

In the statement signed by the Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aishetu Ndayako, on Friday, the Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, congratulated all Muslim faithful in Nigeria and the Diaspora on the occasion.

The Minister tasked them with ensuring that even while they celebrate, they continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim.

Tunji-Ojo also urged them to use the period to pray for unity, prosperity, and stability for Nigeria.